MAMA BEARS: Thanksgiving Encore - NewFest


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Powerful documentary about Christian mothers who have become fierce LGBTQ+ advocates after accepting their queer children


Meet the “mama bears,” a network of Christian mothers whose profound love for their LGBTQ+ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community. Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, these fierce women are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their offspring safe — even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart.

Emmy Award-winning director Daresha Kyi uses social media posts, home movies, photographs, and interviews to tell this story of mothers who have allowed nearly every aspect of their lives to be completely reshaped. MAMA BEARS explores the complex intersections of politics, religion, faith, and true, unconditional love.

Virtual Encore available to stream 11/25-12/1


Daresha Kyi