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Big mama [videorecording] / a film by Tracy Seretean ; produced and directed by Tracy Seretean.

Publication:
San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c2000.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Subjects:
Grandparents as parents -- California -- Los Angeles.
Custody of children -- California -- Los Angeles.
Children -- Institutional care -- California -- Los Angeles.
African American boys -- California -- Los Angeles.
Problem youth -- California -- Los Angeles.
Form/Genre:
Short films.
Documentary films.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
Winner of an Oscar in the Documentary Short category, Big Mama depicts a devoted 89 year-old grandmother's struggle to raise her orphaned grandson under the watchful eye of a complex and difficult social welfare system.
Credits:
Cinematography, Tamara Goldsworthy; editor, Geof Bartz; original music, Bobby McFerrin.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Seretean, Tracy. , Director, Producer
California Newsreel (Firm) , Distributor
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
OCLC:
48250147
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