Alile Sharon Larkin
Your Children Come Back to You (1979)
From L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema (1971-2006)

YEAR: 1979
FORMAT: 16mm, b/w

A single mother ekes out a living from welfare check to welfare check, struggling to provide for her daughter. She is faced with the decision to look after her personally or to allow her sister-in-law to provide "more than enough" to go around. Director Alile Sharon Larkin’s film masterfully presents a child’s perspective on wealth and social inequality. —Samuel B. Prime