One Night Screening! 'The Mothers of Bedford' (Dir. Jenifer McShane, 2011, 93 min.) Mothering can be difficult at the best of times but imagine trying to raise your children from prison. Mothers of Bedford follows five women incarcerated at New York's only maximum security prison, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. While trying to nurture relationships with their children and play central roles in their lives, these women are also facing face the day-to-day struggle of life behind bars. The inmates at Bedford Hills are supported by an innovative children's center that creates a space for positive change in the least likely of settings: prison. Mothers of Bedford is a deeply moving story about these women, their journey and what it means to be a mother. Filmmaker, Jenifer McShane (the mother of two boys), spent five years interviewing and visiting these women inside prison and the families awaiting their return. The result is an unusually compelling and nuanced look at mothers behind bars.
Q&A with director Jenifer McShane and other speakers tba
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