Earth Mama | Reel Lives

Earth Mama | Reel LivesEarth Mama | Reel Lives

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry



£6 + booking fee

Run Times & Intervals

1hr 41mins

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Powerful drama exploring the fight against the foster care system.

A pregnant single mother, with two children in foster care, embraces her Bay Area community as she fights to reclaim her family in this singular debut feature from filmmaker Savanah Leaf.

Earth Mama explores the experience of black single mothers in a society that expects them to fail and strips them of their agency.

Winner of BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer.

Earth Mama retains its nuanced, deeply felt character to the last, without ever dipping into sensationalism. The result is an astonishingly accomplished movie that delivers a bold new take on a tough social issue.” Kate Stables, Sight & Sound.

2023. UK/USA. Director: Savanah Leaf. Cast: Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, Keta Price. Duration: 1hr 41mins. Cert: 15.

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