Mama Bears

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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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 2022
3:00pm4:31pm
Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 16, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:31am
Availability:United States
Mar 14, 2022
4:00pm5:31pm
Mar 14, 2022
4:30pm6:01pm
Mar 18, 2022
12:30pm2:01pm

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

Details

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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