Picks and Pans Review: Ya' Done Good
PBS (Wed., Aug. 15, 10:30 P.M. ET)
This uplifting documentary examines the life of Detroit's Rev. Charleszetta "Mother" Waddles, Motown's answer to Mother Teresa. The film shows Waddles, 77, still tirelessly working with the poor, providing food, hope and dignity through her Perpetual Mission in the core of the inner city. We hear loving tributes from some of the people Waddles has helped through the years (including boxer Tommy Hearns).
Too bad we find out precious little about her family. She has 10 children, but we don't hear anything about them. Otherwise, this film, produced and directed by Daphne Boyd Kilgore, is an exemplary documentary that deserves to be called inspiring.
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