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In honor of Mother's Day weekend, we invite you to a special online screening and LIVE chat of MOTHERS OF BEDFORD! See below for more information.

 Watch MOTHERS OF BEDFORD on OVEE 

May 8, 7pm EST/4pm PT

 

"A compelling documentary. . . 
A deeply moving story about these women, 
their journey, and what it means to be a mother."
- Hot Docs Int'l Film Festival

  

Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today - 80% of those incarcerated are mothers of school-age children. Filmed over four years at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Jenifer McShane's MOTHERS OF BEDFORD explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship. The documentary follows five prisoners, all mothers, experiencing both the ordinary and surreal of parenting while imprisoned and asks whether it's possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum-security prison.
 
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MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL OFFER:
50% OFF MOTHERHOOD TITLES

In honor of this broadcast, and to celebrate Mother's Day weekend, when you buy MOTHERS OF BEDFORD at list price, get 50% off any of these popular motherhood titles below. Use code MOBE14 at checkout to apply your discount.*
 
TROOP 1500 poignantly reveals how an inspired yet controversial effort by the Girl Scouts organization brings daughters together with their inmate mothers, offering them a chance to rebuild their broken relationships.
Entertaining and insightful, Academy Award® Nominee Katja Esson's LATCHING ON is an important analysis of the politics of breastfeeding, illuminating the complexities behind a simple, natural act. 
MY TOXIC BABY is an eye-opening, often amusing documentary that records the filmmaker's quest for safe, sane and affordable ways to raise her child in a world embedded with toxic threats and still lead a normal life. 
Academy Award® nominated  
COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease and the evolution of a daughter's response to the illness. 
In 1963 filmmaker Judith Helfand's mother was prescribed the diethylstilbestrol (DES), meant to prevent miscarriage and ensure a healthy baby. At twenty-five, Judith was diagnosed with DES-related cervical cancer. A HEALTHY BABY GIRL tells a story of survival, mother-daughter love, family renewal, and community activism.
 
*Offer expires 07/30/14. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply. 
 
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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.