Mama is about a young woman living in a hostile and oppressive environment. As a young girl, she tries to escape this place but is unable to under threat of death, and eventually conforms, becoming the very same as her oppressors. Eventually, she has children and finds out that her children want to escape just like she once did. At first, she tries to stop them, for their safety and hers, but eventually the children work together and manage to get out. While she is upset over losing them, she is also happy and proud that they were able to leave, hoping they realize their dreams.