Mother of George: A polycultural portrait of Brooklyn

Andrew Dosunmu’s JustFilms-supported feature film, Mother of George, is about one immigrant’s struggles to balance the expectations of her native Basotho culture and the opportunities of her new life in America. In the New York Times, reporter John Anderson looks at the long process of making the film, including the crucial role played by funding from the Ford Foundation. Mother of George, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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