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Big mama

In Big Mama, a devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles. She deals with her own failing health, discrimination, and a bureaucratic and legal system that continually threatens to intervene and force them apart. This Academy Award winning documentary...

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Corporate Author: Home Box Office (Firm)
Other Authors: Seretean, Tracy., California Newsreel (Firm)
Format: Video DVD
Language: English
Published: San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, 2000
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Summary: In Big Mama, a devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles. She deals with her own failing health, discrimination, and a bureaucratic and legal system that continually threatens to intervene and force them apart. This Academy Award winning documentary helps to shed light on the changing role of grandparents in society and the changing and diverse composition of the family.
Item Description: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: DVD-R; NTSC.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subjects, 2001.
Production Credits: Editor, Geof Bartz ; cinematography, Tamara Goldsworthy ; original music, Bobby McFerrin ; for Home Box Office: executive producers, Sheila Nevins, Mitchell Block.
Access: FOR HOME USE ONLY.