JUST FILMS Series: MOTHERS OF BEDFORD
Film screening and panel discussion. 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.
Date & Time
May 18, 2017
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Add to Calendar 05/18/201706:30 PM 05/18/201709:00 PM America/New_York JUST FILMS Series: MOTHERS OF BEDFORD Film screening and panel discussion. Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today. Eighty percent are mothers of school-age children.... More info at www.northhillsmonthly.com/events/113862/just-films-series-mothers-of-bedford Chatham University, Eddy Theater Woodland Road , Pittsburgh, PA 15232 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927