IN OUR MOTHERS’ GARDENS Is a documentary about the relationship between black mothers and daughters. It shows their strength and resilience through their generational stories.

Black families were interviewed from Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Sierra Leone, Puerto Rico, Antigua and other areas. Each were asked several questions about their past and how they survived and thrived in a world that did not always give the necessary care and love to a black woman.

The narratives shared were raw, real, spicy, and empowering. They uplifted and magnified how strong a black mother has to be to give the next generation an even bigger boost. What I enjoyed was listening to ordinary women who didn’t complain. They just did what was necessary. The producers even threw in a black Barbie commercial for some humorous levity. It helped put our history into perspective.

IN OUR MOTHERS’ GARDENS needs to be witnessed. Each participant was asked a simple, yet, powerful question…”Who are you?” Their replies were one of the highlights of the film. When we understand our past, we are then able to move forward together as one. This strong film is available to stream on Netflix.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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