Mothers of Bedford (Jenifer McShane, 2011, 96 min.) follows the lives of five women and their battles to care for their children and for self-improvement while in the difficult condition of incarceration. The unique and progressive programs of the Children’s Center at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility are featured. The screening is followed by a talk between Jenifer McShane, the film’s director, and Bobby Blanchard, social justice advocate and former Director of the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills. Introduction by Elizabeth Sackler. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Part of the series "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color."