Trailer for A GIRL LIKE HER, a haunting group portrait of women pressured into surrendering their babies for adoption in the 1950s and 60s juxtaposed with images from the era as it wished to see itself, full of happy families and perfectly cooked casseroles.

Fessler combines footage from films of the time period about dating, sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy and adoption with the voices of these mothers as they speak today about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.

48 min. Home Use DVD available on film website, Education Video available from Women Make Movies, NY

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