"Mama's Babies" Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Adrian Burrell

Grandmother Burrell

"Mama's Babies," by Oakland filmmaker Adrian Burrell is an intimate portrait of a woman who escapes Jim Crow Louisiana and becomes the matriarch of over 300 descendants in Oakland.

Burrell has been documenting his family’s life in West Oakland since high school. Now, he’s turning his lens on the woman it all started with: his 94-year-old grandmother. Since migrating to Oakland from Jim Crow Louisiana in 1945, she has had 16 children, 58 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren, and 158 great-great-grandchildren.

After the film Adrian Burrell joins AAMLO Chief Curator Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson in a virtual conversation to discuss the film's themes.

To register for a Zoom link, email sdickerson@oaklandlibrary.org.


Monday, October 26, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm


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