Foster Care Film
Foster Care Filmmakers Working on New Foster Youth Anthology
In 2013, the images of a young girl, Zoe, being removed from her family in the short film “ReMoved” flooded social media. People across the country were moved by the depiction of the little girl’s efforts to take care of her younger brother, deal with the aftermath of the abuse and neglect the siblings experienced in their family, and fight against their subsequent separation from each other in foster care.
Film Teaches Students, Foreign Governments about Complexities of Foster Care
In 2012 Yasmin Mistry, an Emmy-nominated animator and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in state care, launched Foster Care Film to give foster youth an opportunity to share their stories.
What if Harry Potter Told His Own Orphan Story? Three Film Programs Give Foster Youth Their Own Voice
Depictions of parentless characters in film range from fantastical (James Bond, Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Cinderella) to more realistic (Oliver Twist, Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”). Rarely have these depictions included an account from the child about what happened and how it affected them.