Mothers of Bedford

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Mothers of Bedford
Jenifer McShane, 2010
USA | 93 minutes

Director in person! reception follows screening.

Being a mom can be difficult at the best of times but imagine trying to raise your children from prison. Filmmaker Jenifer McShane 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 also face the day-to-day struggle of life behind bars. 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 this deeply moving story about these women, their journey and what it means to be a mother.

Co-presented by Human Rights Watch

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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