Winnie is an intellectually disabled little girl who is committed to an institution by her mother at a very young age. Throughout the film, Winnie struggles for independence, and to feel as if she is "normal". It is a true story based on the autobiography, "Winnie: My Life in the Institution."
Did You Know?
Not sure who wrote the first bit of trivia, but according to the book by Jamie Pastor Bolnick "Winnie: My Life in the Institution" her name is Gwynna Winifred Sprockett. See more
The opening caption "Central Iowa, 1941" needs to say "Central Iowa, 1938" as when Winnie was committed. See more
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