credit: Cameron Mitchell
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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.
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Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Patty Quillin, Scotch Ellis Loring, Chris Panizzon, Kathryn M. Moseley, Tiffany Boyle, Elsa Ramo, James Shani
Laura Tatham, Daresha Kyi
Hajer Salem, Kelly Creedon
Kimberly Shappley, Kai Shappley, Sara Cunningham, Parker Cunningham, Tammi Terrell Morris, Tenita Lewis Artry, Liz Dyer
Co-Editor: Iliana Garcia
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