Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

The Great Mother

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker

Country: Colombia, USA
Language: English
Original Title: La Gran Madre

Running Time: 97min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award, Documentary Achievement Award

In Miami, immigration activist Nora Sandigo witnessed a crisis of U.S. born children being separated from their undocumented parents. It started with two children. She became their legal guardian to save them from being trapped in the foster care system where they would risk never being reunited with their real parents. Word spread and she eventually became a legal guardian to over 1,000 children facing a similar plight.

This powerful documentary by directors Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker (I Am Big Bird) gives human faces to political headlines. We get to know some of the families whose lives have been impacted by Sandigo’s crusade. We watch her financial and emotional resources be tested to the breaking point. But she shows us the power of what one person can do when they open their heart.

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credits

Director: Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
Producer: Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
Screenwriter: Dave LaMattina
Executive Producer: Sammi Edelson, Kevin Iwashina, Mary LaMattina, John LaMattina, Abby Lynn Kang Davis
Production Company: Copper Pot Pictures, Party of 7 Entertainment, Preferred Content

Music: Joshua Johnson
Cinematographer: Chad N. Walker
Editor: Chad N. Walker



Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker

Dave LaMattina is an American director, producer and screenwriter. He studied film as an undergrad at Boston College and earned his MFA at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He co-founded Copper Pot Pictures with frequent collaborator Chad Walker. Together, they have directed Brownstones to Red Dirt (2010), I Am Big Bird (2014) and We Must Go (2014). The Great Mother (2018) is their latest film.

Chad Walker is an American director, producer, cinematographer and editor. He co-founded Copper Pot Pictures with Dave LaMattina. Together, they directed Brownstones to Red Dirt (2010), I Am Big Bird (2014) and We Must Go (2014). The Great Mother (2018) is their latest film.