Mama Flora's Family

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Overview

Director Peter Werner teams with screenwriters David Stevens and Carol Schreder to adapt author Alex Haley's sprawling novel centering on the struggles of an African American family contending with racism and strife while living in the rural south. Set in the early-20th Century, the film follows aging widow Flora as she sets her sights north following the death of her husband. Though the determined matriarch had hoped to start a new life for her family away from the prejudice that gripped the American south, she ...
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Overview

Director Peter Werner teams with screenwriters David Stevens and Carol Schreder to adapt author Alex Haley's sprawling novel centering on the struggles of an African American family contending with racism and strife while living in the rural south. Set in the early-20th Century, the film follows aging widow Flora as she sets her sights north following the death of her husband. Though the determined matriarch had hoped to start a new life for her family away from the prejudice that gripped the American south, she discovers that their struggle is far from over when the country is plunged into the Great Depression, and the entire globe is rocked by two world wars. Later, brave black leaders fight for social change in the Civil Rights Movement, and the Black Panthers emerge as a force to be reckoned with. Through it all, Flora never loses the will to give her children the best life possible. Queen Latifah, Mario Van Peebles, Cicely Tyson, and Blair Underwood star.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • UPC: 883476030562
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Rhi Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 2:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,842

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cicely Tyson Flora
Queen Latifah
Blair Underwood
Mario Van Peebles
Erika Alexander
Tanya Wright
David Ramsey
Shemar Moore
Novella Nelson
Lou Myers
Della Reese Nana Fleming
Technical Credits
Peter Werner Director
Jon Avnet Executive Producer
Charles C. Bennett Production Designer
Reuben Cannon Casting
Terence A. Donnelly Producer
Eddie Dunlop Casting
Tod Feuerman Editor
Jordan Kerner Executive Producer
Lisa Lindstrom Producer
J.A.C. Redford Score Composer
Neil Roach Cinematographer
Carol Schreder Executive Producer, Screenwriter
David Stevens Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mama Flora's Family
1. Sweet Cakes [8:54]
2. Road Never Turns [11:00]
3. Hard Times [7:20]
4. Time Heals [12:42]
5. Making It Right [10:29]
6. My Shining Star [11:09]
7. Keep The Faith [8:29]
8. Second Chance [8:56]
9. Turning Things Around [7:57]
10. Credits [1:04]
11. War Hero [12:16]
12. Moving On [6:57]
13. Times Are Changing [10:20]
14. Blood Brothers [6:40]
15. Stand By Me [12:20]
16. Earning My Keep [10:08]
17. Angel Of Mercy [9:17]
18. Granted Miracles [8:05]
19. Half Way Home [10:53]
20. Credits [1:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mama Flora's Family
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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Great Story

    Better than Roots, this is an amazing story that touches on many social and family issues not commonly discussed. The overriding theme and morality of the film are so valuable and the cast did a fabulous job conveying their respective struggles and emotions. Highly recommended for those interested in history, family values, African-American culture, or just plain good drama. A beautiful family film.

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