#MamaBearsDoc

credit: Cameron Mitchell

Mama Bears

Mar 14, 2022

4:30pm – 6:01pm CT

This film’s Online Screening is available in the United States Only and requires an RSVP. Once you’ve secured your RSVP, watch this film starting at 9am CT on Monday, March 14, 2022 through 9am CT on Wednesday, March, 2022, here on this page or on the SXSW TV app. Learn how to RSVP for SXSW Online Screenings: https://www.sxsw.com/how-to-rsvp-for-sxsw-online-screenings/

Check out the Conference Session with Mama Bears' director/producer Daresha Kyi and producer Laura Tatham: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/events/PP1141341

Usually when we say films are about transformation, we are speaking metaphorically, but "Mama Bears" is the story of women who have allowed nearly every aspect of their lives to be completely reshaped by love. Although they may have grown up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their children safe—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart.

Shot in a poetic, deeply intimate style, the film uses social media posts, home movies, photos, interviews, and cinema verité to explore the complex intersections of politics, religion, faith, and true, unconditional love.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Director

Credits

Director:

Daresha Kyi

Executive Producer:

Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Patty Quillin, Scotch Ellis Loring, Chris Panizzon, Kathryn M. Moseley, Tiffany Boyle, Elsa Ramo, James Shani

Producer:

Laura Tatham, Daresha Kyi

Cinematographer:

Amy Bench

Editor:

Hajer Salem, Kelly Creedon

Music:

Gil Talmi

Principal Cast:

Kimberly Shappley, Kai Shappley, Sara Cunningham, Parker Cunningham, Tammi Terrell Morris, Tenita Lewis Artry, Liz Dyer

Additional Credits:

Co-Editor: Iliana Garcia

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Daresha Kyi
Mama Bears Documentary LLC
mamabearsdoc@gmail.com
323-401-8289

Publicity Contact:

Adam Segal
adam@the2050group.com
212 642 4317

This event will be in person

This event will be available with closed captioning

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Documentary Feature Competition presented by IMAX

Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition presented by IMAX

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

91 mins

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