"The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song", directed by Christy Garland
Muscle ekes out a living in Georgetown, Guyana raising fighting- cocks and songbirds, but he’s also trying to get his mother Mary off the booze. Mary’s a charming 75-year-old poet with a brilliant wit who loves to go for walks on the road, beg for money, and get drunk on “high wine”. Mary drinks to forget but she’s still able to recite by heart some of her lost poems to her family who listen with love and admiration. Muscle strives to lift his family out of poverty and into the middle class, but worries his mother will end up in hospital. He decides that the only way to protect her is to keep her locked her up in her room at the back of the house.