Home > Film Festival > 12th PLJFF > Films > Closing Film > Bush Mama Bush Mama 1 1975 (97’) USA Director: Haile Gerima Tackling questions of class, race, and gender inequality, Gerima’s stark, gripping blend of vérité-style docudrama and Brechtian agitprop tells the story of welfare recipient Dorothy. Despite the odds, she tries to raise her daughter decently in an environment of harsh poverty. Original language: English Cinematographers: Roderick Young, Charles Burnett Editor: Haile Gerima Producer: Haile Gerima Contact: Haile Gerima E: firstname.lastname@example.org Haile Gerima editing his upcomming documentary "Children of Adwa". Haile Gerima is an independent filmmaker and professor of film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He studied acting in Chicago before entering the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where his exposure to Latin American films inspired him to mine his own cultural legacy. After completing his thesis film „Bush Mama“, Gerima received international acclaim with „Harvest: 3000 Years“ (1976), an Ethiopian drama that won the Grand Prize at the Locarno Film Festival. He also lectures and conducts workshops in alternative screenwriting and directing both within the US and internationally.