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Country :
USA
Language :
English
Genre :
Drama
Director :
Haile Gerima
Writer :
Haile Gerima

Bush Mama

  • USA
  • 1979
  • 97 minutes
  • Drama

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Country :
USA
Language :
English
Genre :
Drama
Director :
Haile Gerima
Writer :
Haile Gerima
Bush Mama is the story of Dorothy and her husband T.C. He is a discharged Vietnam veteran who thought he would return home to a "hero's welcome." Instead he is falsely arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Her life revolves around the welfare office and a community facing poverty and unemployment. As a result of the film's events, both the main characters become radicalized and Dorothy eventually turns to violence. Bush Mama is an American film made by Ethiopian-American director Haile Gerima, part of the L.A. Rebellion movement of political and experimental black cinema in the 1970s. It was released in 1979 though made earlier, in 1975.
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