JUST FILMS Series: MOTHERS OF BEDFORD | Chatham University | Theater | Pittsburgh City Paper

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JUST FILMS Series: MOTHERS OF BEDFORD

When: Thu., May 18, 6:30-9 p.m. 2017

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 these women

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