Join us for our final Summer Road Show outdoor screening of MAMA BEARS.
“Once you know how important fighting for your kid is, you can’t do anything else but fight for them,” is the statement that begins Daresha Kyi’s poignant documentary about a group of conservative Christian women that call themselves the “Mama Bears.” In seeking to avoid the ostracization, homelessness, conversion therapy, or suicide that often befall queer youth from conservative families, these Mama Bears chose to affirm their LGBTQ+ children. They became fierce advocates for this community—from offering “mom hugs” to gay kids at Pride parades to speaking out publicly against homophobia. We follow the stories of three Christian individuals: Kimberly, whose young trans daughter, Kai, knew she was a girl at three; Sara, whose adult son Parker has struggled with his sexuality his whole life because of his Christian upbringing; and finally Tammi, who is still trying to heal her relationship with God and her mother after finally accepting that she is gay. This hopeful film hints at a more loving future.
The film will start at 8:30 PM.
Bring some blankets and snacks to enjoy a movie under the stars in Durham Central Park. All Road Show events will be free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
The Full Frame Summer Road Show is presented by American Tobacco Campus and Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.