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Foster (2018)

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Credited cast:
Earcylene Beavers Earcylene Beavers ... Herself
Jessica Chandler Jessica Chandler ... Herself
Jacqueline Chun Jacqueline Chun ... Herself
Ben Colella Ben Colella ... Himself
Patricia Soung Patricia Soung ... Herself
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Oscar®-winning filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris (Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport) reunite for a revealing first-hand look at the foster care system as seen through the eyes of those who know it best. With extraordinary access to the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Oppenheimer and Harris go beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes to take an unprecedented look at an often misunderstood world and upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care and those involved in the system.

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USA

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English | Spanish

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June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sabine Films See more »
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A not-so-subtle roller coaster
12 May 2019 | by jopps-13953See all my reviews

Emotionally riveting, this film takes an in depth look at the lives of the many people who collectively provide a sampled taste of what it's like to be a part of the foster care system. This documentary is thought-provoking with no shortage of laughter or tears. Everyone's individual story is meshed together and interwoven like a quilt in order to help give insight and a broader view of the blanket that is the foster care system.

Ms. Beavers is an absolute delight, while Jessica, a motivated social worker, gives us some sort of hope that there is good in the world and positive changes to be made. The film shows that there is still MUCH work to be done by discussing topics such as racism, poverty, drugs, social reform, economic inequality and so much more.

I highly recommend this film for anyone interested in the foster care system, children, social issues, families, social reform, and anything having to do with the youth and our future.


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