AMARA & RY’SHAUNA

AMARA:

Documentary Short

DIRECTED BY:

Kate CohenA.D. Freese

CATEGORY

Films and Movies

LOGLINE/SYNOPSIS

Children in the foster care system are often moved from home to home. They are sometimes abused, frequently left without a sense of community, stability or safety, and can end up trapped within a highly bureaucratic system that can’t see their uniqueness or nurture their potential. This story follows 12 year-old Amara and 19 year-old Ry’shauna. It exposes the frequent movement and distress of children trapped within this complex and chaotic system. Through these stories and context from experts who were in the system themselves and have dedicated their careers to helping foster youth, we see the devastating effects this system can have on some of our most vulnerable children. This story also reveals the incredible resilience of these youth when afforded love and guidance from people in their communities.

PRODUCED BY:

Marisa Polvino Kate Cohen

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