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ARRAY Releasing Acquires Shantrelle P. Lewis Doc “In Our Mothers’ Gardens”

April 01, 2021

“In Our Mothers’ Gardens” is joining the ARRAY family. Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing has acquired Shantrelle P. Lewis’ feature film debut with plans to release the doc in select theaters and on Netflix beginning May 6, a press release announced.

Described as a celebration of “the strength and resiliency of Black women and Black families through the complex, and often times humorous, relationship between mothers and daughters,” the film premiered at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, where it took home the Shine Award for Best Film.

“In Our Mothers’ Gardens” “pays homage to Black maternal ancestors while examining the immediate and critical importance of self-care, and the healing tools necessary for Black communities to thrive,” according to its official synopsis.

The doc includes interviews with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and cultural critic Dr. Brittney Cooper of Rutgers University, among others.

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