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DocFest: A GIRL LIKE HER
A GIRL LIKE HER
Ann Fessler, 48 min, US
An affecting and timely account of unwed mothers in the 50s and 60s, most of whom were coerced to have their babies in secret maternity homes and surrender them for adoption. Director Fessler uses a light hand with the subject, compiling vintage footage to augment simply-told stories by the women themselves. The resulting narrative is a moving record of the pressure to be a “good girl” in Atomic Age society, even at the cost of losing a child.
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