Earth Mama

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Dec 2023

Savanah Leaf
Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, Doechii
97 mins, 2023, USA
Primary language
‘An intimate and piercing debut feature.’ British Film Institute

Nominated for three BIFA awards, including Best Debut Director, Savanah Leaf's Earth Mama is a heartwarming story that explores the complexities of motherhood, the foster care system and the power of unity.

“I don’t need a gold star to tell me I’m a good mom!” Heavily pregnant, and a recovering addict, Gia (Tia Nomore) is a single mother who, with two children in foster care, embraces her Bay Area community as she fights to reclaim her family.

Without preaching or editorialising, Savanah Leaf’s compassionate, poetic debut depicts a care system that’s stacked against poor American single mothers.

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