she goes to the newspapers with her own doctors' reports, and, to punish her, the police throw her into a psychiatric asylum where she is tortured. her doctor there tells her the only way she will be "cured" enough to be released is if she agrees that she was wrong about the kid, and that the police are not responsible.
anyway, eventually facts come forward that help the investigation move along, justice comes to the corrupt policemen, and the whole time she never stops looking for her son.
i won't spoil the ending in case you watch it, but i loved it because it touched on so many issues that we don't even touch in our american history classes - female psychiatric wards, police brutality toward women, the level of police corruption throughout the 1900's, etc.
this movie is about REAL feminism - about women who fight to have a voice. the next time some moron in one of my poli-sci classes talks about how feminism is ruining society i'm going to bust a gasket because true feminism (giving women the same RIGHTS and LIBERTIES as men -not the same ROLES as men) is actually what makes society strong, and this movie (which again, is a true story) really shows that.
needless to say, i loved it. it was really sad and hard to watch at times, but if you have access to edited movies, definitely watch it.