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Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the Adoption Network Cleveland presents "Adoption's Hidden History," featuring the Cleveland debut of Ann Fessler's documentary film, A GIRL LIKE HER, about women who surrendered their children to adoption in the 1950s and 1960s. Hear what they have to say about their experiences and the long-term impact on their lives. This free and open to the public program will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the CSU Main Classroom Auditorium,1899 East 22nd Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free Registration
A panel discussion, including Ann Fessler; Dennis Goulden, Executive Producer of the Montage Film Collection; adoptee Betsie Norris, Founder of the Adoption Network Cleveland; and two birthmothers, will follow the showing of A GIRL LIKE HER and will be moderated by Evan Lieberman, Associate Professor, CSU School of Communication. The program concludes with a book signing of the nationally acclaimed book, The Girls Who Went Away, by Ann Fessler.
Preceding "Adoption's Hidden History" are 3 events to introduce Ann Fessler to the Cleveland community and to celebrate her work, including a Meet and Greet at Elements Bistro on Euclid, and a live interview on Around Noon with Dee Perry.
"I'm extremely excited to bring my film A GIRL LIKE HER to Cleveland where multiple connections exist between my film and the community," said Ann Fessler. "...I will have a chance to meet and personally thank several people from Cleveland who were of great assistance in locating and securing archival film footage necessary to the making of the film, including Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library and Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian. I will also have an opportunity to personally thank documentary filmmaker Dennis Goulden, who donated films he produced for the WKYZ Montage program to the library, and then generously allowed me to use footage from one of his films in my production."
Adoption Network Cleveland
About the panelists
For more information call 216-875-9734 or visit Adoption's Hidden History.
Posted 2012-11-19 11:55:38 by Barbara_Loomis.