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Big Mama

Depicts Viola Dees, a devoted, 89-year old grandmother, in her struggle to raise her orphaned 9-year old grandson in South Central Los Angeles. She must contend with her own declining health and a bureaucratic and legal system that continually threatens to force them apart. Produced and directed by Tracy Seretean. 2000. 40 min.

Awards
Academy Award - Best Documentary, Short Subjects
San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate Award

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