A Girl Like Me

Guess what I am going to see this Saturday?

A GIRL LIKE HER film trailer_Fessler from Ann Fessler on Vimeo.

It is screening here.

Flickers-Rhode Island International Film Festival
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2:00PM, Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

 Film Synopsis (from website)

“A GIRL LIKE HER reveals the hidden history of over a million young women who became pregnant in the 1950s and 60s and were banished to maternity homes to give birth, surrender their children, and return home alone. They were told to keep their secret, move on and forget. But, does a woman forget her child?

The film combines footage from educational films and newsreels of the time period about dating, sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy, and adoption—that both reflected and shaped the public’s understanding of single pregnancy during that time—with the voices of these mothers as they speak today, with hindsight, about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.”

3 Thoughts.

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I watched the trailer and found it to be quite powerful. I’m hoping that I get an opportunity to see the film as well. I also now regret not taking the time to submit my picture as it was something I had planned on doing, but procrastinated and then it was too late.

  2. let us know how it is. The subject of brandon came up with alondra when I told her to get out..during our argument about her behavior which was brewing she told me that I just gave brandon away because i didnt want him…talk about hurtful…couldnt tell her grandfather told me to f off when i asked to come home..which was how i ended up at gehring..only to be asked after placing brandon how could i do that…no i wasnt forced to surrender him but there was no support. no there was no choice. guilt will always be with me however…

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