8 Dec 2023

Olympian-turned director Savanah Leaf discusses new film Earth Mama

News Correspondent

From the Olympics to the big screen, former Team GB volleyball player Savanah Leaf has won critical acclaim for her first feature film at Sundance – and this week she also picked up ‘best debut director’ at the British Independent Film Awards.

Earth Mama follows the journey of Gia, a young pregnant Black woman in San Francisco who is fighting to get her kids out of foster care and keep her unborn child.

Ayshah Tull has been speaking to Savannah Leaf and the film’s lead actress Tia Nomore.