Lillian Carter’s progressive views on race influence her son, President Jimmy Carter, in this inspiring documentary.

Miss Lillian, tells the inspiring story of LILLIAN CARTER, matriarch of Atlanta’s storied Carter family and mother to Jimmy Carter.

The film centers around rare interviews with historical figures of the Carter era, including former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Los Angeles Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda, longtime ABC White House correspondent Sam Donaldson – and of course her son Jimmy, who at 96, no longer sits for interviews.

In candid moments, President Carter reflects on his remarkable mother, who passed her deeply held humanitarian values on to her children, the eldest of whom would become the 39th President of the United States.

The film offers a revealing and intimate study of a pioneering American woman, exploring how her life as a nurse in the rural south shaped her views on race, ultimately impacting a nation through her influence on Jimmy – first as the Governor of Georgia and later as the President during the tumultuous 1970s.

The film features one of former President Jimmy Carter’s last on-camera interviews.

Biography / 2021 / 58 minutes / A film by Vivian Winther.


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