U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Savanah Leaf
Cast: Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, Keta Price
Duration: 97 mins
Debut filmmaker Savanah Leaf makes a powerful impact with her first feature, an expressive and nuanced portrait of single mother Gia (Tia Nomore), battling for custody of her two children in the foster care system, while pregnant with her third.
Earth Mama flows with a compelling, unforced empathy for Gia, whose imperfections and challenges place her in impossible situations, leaving her performing a continual balancing act to adhere to society’s image of a good daughter, mother and woman.