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Reimagining Hope: A Virtual Event to Heal the Wounds of Foster Care

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, please join Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) and IndieFlix on May 6th at 5pm [PT] for our “Reimagining Hope: Healing the Wounds of Foster Care” virtual event.

During the event we will be screening the 3 short films below that were written and acted in by youth in foster care who completed our 10-to-15-week Screenwriting and Filmmaking program.


Films:

Trapped Within: After being kidnapped by a pimp, a homeless foster girl and her best friend are given a miracle that may help them escape. Directed by Mo McRae [Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The First Purge]

Suesville: A fantasy-drama short film about two girls, and the unique role their imagination plays in reconciling their relationships with their abusive parents. Directed by Brandon Broady [BET's The Xperiment, Nickelodeon’s Crashletes]

Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings: An award-winning documentary about four young girls in the foster care system who are on a mission to shatter stereotypes and overcome their past. Directed by Cady McClain [Days of Our Lives, All My Children]


After the screening, our moderator and youth filmmakers will be joined by special guest professionals and proponents that are integrally connected to the issues our youth raised in the 3 films - such as mental health, homelessness, human trafficking, substance abuse, and parental support. This thought-provoking, roundtable discussion will explore innovative solutions to reshape the foster care system, while also paying tribute to foster youth and the tireless efforts of those who work to improve their quality of life.


RSVP today to join us & invite any foster youth advocates you know!