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Country: SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, UKRAINE
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
Run Time: 93 minutes
While monotonous days drag on with tedious chores for inmates at a Ukrainian women’s prison, some find motivation right next door in the children’s ward. 107 MOTHERS dramatizes the remarkable true stories of moms who are allowed to serve their sentences with their children until they turn three years old. Although housed in separate buildings on the prison property, mothers are able to nurse their infants day and night and play with their toddlers on the outdoor playground. These women share their stories about what led them to prison, their desires for the future, and their complicated role as a mother behind bars. While some moms serving time are granted requests for parole, others aren’t so lucky and must consider the options for the future care of their children when they age out of the prison’s care facility. Demanding the utmost compassion, this fictional portrayal of real-life accounts of motherhood in prison is hopeful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable. —A.B.
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 12:05 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
46th CIFF College Program
Women of the World