Yam

2002, 92 minutes

A political satire about menopause, drugs, and the law.

There’s nothing special about Pamela Plagely: her husband doesn’t understand her, her son is doing time for dealing skunk and her doctor wants to fill her up with chemicals. But she’s not having any of it. With a little cross-cultural communication Pamela discovers the remarkable medicinal properties of yam and begins to take an interest in promoting her own well-being. But Pamlela’s alternative health choices attract unexpected attention. Events sweep her out of her predictable daily routine and into public view, where the media machine is waiting...


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