Mother of the River

A girl befriends an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.

Premiere Date
February 1, 1996
Length
30 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    1995 Columbus International Film & Video Festival -Chris Award, Best of Education & Information
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    1995 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival -Children’s Jury Award, Best Film/Video
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    1995 Films for Children, Chicago International Film & Video Festival -Silver Hugo
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    1995 New England Children's Film & Video Festival-Best Short Feature Film
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    1995 WorldFest - Charleston International Film Festival-Gold Award, Best of Films for Family and Children
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    1996 Charlotte Film and Video Festival -Jurors Choice
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    1996 Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame -Honarable Mention, Shorts Category
  • Producer

    Zeinabu Irene Davis

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    The Film

    Set in the ante-bellum South, Mother of the River is based on a familiar tale throughout the African Diaspora. A young girl befriends an ostracized old woman who teaches the girl strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery.

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