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MAMA BEARS is an exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears,” and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important. 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, the 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. This transcendent documentary is the latest work from Atlanta director Daresha Kyi.

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  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Daresha Kyi
  • Producer
    Daresha Kyi, Laura Tatham
  • Executive Producer
    Scotch Ellis Loring, Elsa Ramo, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Chris Panizzon, Kathryn M. Moseley, Patty Quillin, Tiffany Boyle,James Shani