Martha and Ethel

Following World War II, in the midst of America’s new prosperity, many women willingly relinquished their mothering responsibilities to hired women. This film focuses on the lives of the filmmakers’ two nannies and reveals choices made by the parents and emotional reactions of the children.

Leona’s Sister Gerry

The true story behind the now iconic police photograph of a woman who dies of a botched illegal abortion. The director restores humanity to that anonymous woman, Leona Gordon’s sister, Gerri Santoro, who at the time of her death in 1964, was the mother of two.

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