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Bush Mama (1979)

It details the life of Dorothy who is a poor black woman. Her husband is put in jail for observable reason and she is pregnant with a second child. The government threatens to take away her welfare if she does not get an abortion.

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Haile Gerima

Writer:

Haile Gerima
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Complete credited cast:
Barbarao Barbarao ... Dorothy (as Barbara O. Jones)
Johnny Weathers Johnny Weathers ... T.C.
Susan Williams Susan Williams ... Luann
Cora Lee Day Cora Lee Day ... Molly
Simmi Ella Nelson Simmi Ella Nelson ... Simmi
Bettie J. Wilson Bettie J. Wilson ... Social Worker
Bob Ogburn Jr. Bob Ogburn Jr. ... Dahomey man
Ben Collins Ben Collins ... Ben
Renna Kraft Renna Kraft ... Angi
Darian Gibbs Darian Gibbs ... Young Street Boy
Minnie Stewart Minnie Stewart ... 1st Welfare Recipient
Malbertha Pickett Malbertha Pickett ... 2nd Welfare Recipient
Bertha Yates Bertha Yates ... Secretary
Chris Clay Chris Clay ... Policeman
Charles Brooks Charles Brooks ... Preacher
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It details the life of Dorothy who is a poor black woman. Her husband is put in jail for observable reason and she is pregnant with a second child. The government threatens to take away her welfare if she does not get an abortion.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono
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Hmmmm
4 October 2003 | by wilfredolam2002See all my reviews

An interesting piece of documentary history into the work of Haile Gerima. The film is very rough but has its moments. The actors were believable but the story line seemed forced and a tad didactic. This should be judged as a piece of history and not a artistic effort.


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