"Mama's Babies" is a film by filmmaker and photographer Adrian L. Burrell, documenting his family's life in West Oakland, starting with his 94-year-old grandmother, Therether Lewis.

Burrell has been documenting his family’s life in West Oakland since high school. Since migrating to Oakland from Jim Crow Louisiana in 1945, Adrian's grandmother became the matriarch of over 300 descendants in Oakland. She has had 16 children, 58 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren, and 158 great-great-grandchildren.

Meet the author event at AAMLO