Mothers of Bedford

Mothers of Bedford

DVD - 2011
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Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today. Eighty percent are mothers of school-age children. Jenifer McShane's absorbing documentary gives human dimensions to these rarely reported statistics, taking us inside Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison north of New York City. Shot over four years, Mothers of Bedford follows five women -- of diverse backgrounds and incarcerated for different reasons -- in dual struggles to be engaged in their children's lives and become their better selves. It shows how long-term sentences affect mother-child relationships and how Bedford's innovative Children's Center helps women maintain and improve bonds with children and adult relatives awaiting their return. Whether it be parenting's normal frustrations to celebrating a special day, from both inside and out of the prison walls, this moving film provides unprecedented access to a little known, rarely shown, community of women.
Publisher: New York, NY : Women Make Movies, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.8295 MOT
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
4 3/4 in.,burning,rda
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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