MAMA BEARS

(orig. )

  • MAMA BEARSDaresha Kyi
    Daresha Kyi

German PremiereUnited States 2022Language:EnglishSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Daresha KyiCinematographer:Amy BenchEditor:Hajer Salem, Kelly CreedonMusic:Gil TalmiProducer:Laura Tatham, Daresha KyiDistributor:The Film Collaborative90 min, Colour

The "Mama Bears" are a network of over 30,000 US mothers who see themselves as Christian and conservative and yet fight with all their might for the acceptance and rights of their and other LGBTQI+ children. The film follows two mothers in their conflict of having to choose between their fundamentalist church communities and their children, as well as a lesbian woman on her journey through rejection and shame to self-acceptance and resistance. An intimate collage of touching and private insights that reveal the complexities of politics, religion, faith and unconditional love.

 

Photo: ©Kelly West

Director's Biography:With her documentaries, US director and Emmy award winner Daresha Kyi gives voice to current civil rights movements and builds bridges between supposedly divided social groups. Activist, loud and hopeful.

Director's Filmography:
2018 TRANS IN AMERICA (SERIES)
2017 CHAVELA (DOC)
1991 LAND WHERE MY FATHER DIED (SHORT)
1988 THE THINNEST LINE (SHORT)

Trailer

Screenings

  • 10.11.2022 18:15 St. Michaeliskirche
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