A GIRL LIKE HER DVD a Women Make Movies release

Produced and Directed by Ann Fessler, Author of The Girls Who Went Away
47:30 minutes, NTSC, 2011 (DVD Released April 2013)

A Girl Like Her Ann Fessler’s haunting group portrait of women who surrendered their children for adoption in the 1950s and ’60s juxtaposes their voices with stock archival images from an era when wrenching human drama was buried beneath airbrushed images of family and sexuality.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post, “Ten movies not to miss at Silverdocs

For Personal and Home Use (USA only)

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Sold by Circle A Studio in collaboration with Women Make Movies.

Home use DVDs are not licensed for public screenings, educational or institutional use.  (Rhode Island residents pay 7% sales tax.)  

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A GIRL LIKE HER is now available with Korean and Castilian Spanish subtitles via Journeyman — Follow the “Watch Documentary Now” button on the Journeyman site, then see “Related” films on right. (Pay-for-View is not available in US or Canada)

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Fessler offers a sociologically rich and important deconstruction of a devastating double social standard that was in effect in those days. In revealing the painful legacy that permanently impacted so many mothers, Fessler has finally and respectfully given them a voice.” – Geneva Anderson, Art Hound

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