Big Mama

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The story of a determined and resilient 89-year-old grandmother's struggle to raise her nine-year-old grandson in South Central Los Angeles under the watchful eye of a complex and difficult welfare system. The program ...more
Director: Tracy Seretean
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Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 2 wins | full awards »

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The story of a determined and resilient 89-year-old grandmother's struggle to raise her nine-year-old grandson in South Central Los Angeles under the watchful eye of a complex and difficult welfare system. The program follows Viola and Walter Dees for 18 months, when Viola suffers a heart attack and Walter accidentally sets fire to their home. Ultimately, Viola must place Walter in a residential treatment facility.

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