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Bush Mama (1979) Haile Gerima, Barbarao, Johnny Weathers, Susan Williams, Drama

Bush Mama (1979)
Bush Mama is the story of Dorothy and her husband T.C. He is a discharged Vietnam veteran who thought he would return home to a hero’s welcome. Instead he is falsely arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Her life revolves around the welfare office and a community facing poverty and unemployment. As a result of the film’s events, both the main characters become radicalized and Dorothy eventually turns to violence.

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