Mothers of Bedford / directed & produced by Jenifer McShane.

New York : Women Make Movies, [2011]
1 videodisc (approx. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Women prisoners -- Family relationships -- New York (State)
Women prisoners -- New York (State)
Children of women prisoners -- Services for -- New York (State) -- Case studies.
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (N.Y.)
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (N.Y.)
Children of women prisoners -- Services for.
Women prisoners.
Women prisoners -- Family relationships.
New York (State)
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Case studies.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
System Details:
DVD-R ; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
digital optical
video file DVD video
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.
Featuring Elaine Roulet.
Editor, Toby Shimin ; cinematography, Christopher Walters ; original music, Peter Rundquist.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011.
"Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison?"--Container.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Lipman Criminology Library Fund.
McShane, Jenifer, 1974- film director, film producer., Director, Producer
Roulet, Elaine, commentator., Commentator
Rundquist, Peter, composer (expression), Composer
Shimin, Toby, editor of moving image work., Editor of moving image work
Walters, Christopher, director of photography., Cinematographer
Women Make Movies (Firm), publisher., Publisher, Distributor
Rosengarten Family Fund.
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
Lipman Criminology Library Fund.
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