Country: Ethiopia, USA
Year: 1975
Duration: 95'

Dorothy lives on welfare in Watts, Los Angeles and struggles to give a decent upbringing to her daughter in surroundings of abject poverty. Her husband is jailed for a crime he did not commit and the social worker threatens to take away her as yet unborn baby. Dorothy has to fight the system.


film director

Haile Gerima


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Haile Gerima.
Director of photography: Roderick Young, Charles Burnett.
Editor: Haile Gerima.
Cast and characters: Barbara O (Dorothy), Johnny Weathers (TC), Susan Williams (Luann).
Production company: Mypheduh Films.