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Foster (2018)

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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 ... See full summary »
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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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Fresh, Insightful and Hopeful
14 May 2019 | by judyabernsteinSee all my reviews

It seems that since the book and film White Oleander gave us a glimpse into foster care from a child's perspective, the only news we've gotten is the negative. All parenting is difficult and natural parents are equally imperfect or we wouldn't need foster care as much as we do. The documentary Foster gives us a side of the system that won't make the nightly news. We get to see the necessity, the opportunity, and the hope that foster care can bring into the lives of those involved. It's moving, we see the challenges, and the heroes like Ms. Beavers, and in the end it made me feel want to support those who devote their lives to this important cause.


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