A documentary by Jenifer McShane and edited by Toby Shimin of Cold Spring, Mothers of Bedford, the winner of the 2013 Director’s Award at the Social Justice Film Festival, will be broadcast on national television March 18 on PBS World Channel’s America ReFramed.

The PBS World broadcast provides the opportunity to shed light on the impact of incarceration on children and families. Fans of the film are encouraged to host house screenings (either on the night of the PBS broadcast or DVR and host at a later date). This will allow viewers to watch the film together and discuss afterwards much like many do at monthly book groups

To help facilitate discussion and promotion of such a gathering, there are Mothers of Bedford flyers, discussion questions, and “what you can do” handouts available for download on the film’s website at mothersofbedford.com. Check the PBS World listings for viewing times in your area.

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