Mama Floras Family
Witness the incredible journey of Flora (Cicely Tyson) in this touching saga based on the novel co-written by Alex Haley. Hoping to save her troubled granddaughter from a turbulent future, Flora recounts her life over almost a century in the American South. Through storytelling, she helps create a better world for herself and her family.
Mama Flora is a woman of intrigue. She was raised in the South during a time steeped in segregation and prejudice. Although she endured many things, the one thing that always helped her through was her faith in God. The wonderful Cicely Tyson portrays Flora in this tale of her life. The story is revealed as matriarch Flora recounts her life to her granddaughter, Diana, who has fallen on hard times. Flora reveals the many struggles and heartbreaks she endured as she tries to set the young woman on a better path.We cannot rewrite the history of this country, but we can always make good changes as needed. This is a timeless film that describes the racial divide and one family’s struggles. But it also tells of one woman’s faith that got her through the most difficult times in her life—times of loss, danger, war and family troubles. This is an encouraging story of how one woman’s strength and faith influenced her family.