Watch: Foster 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: With one in eight American children suffering a confirmed case of neglect or abuse by age 18, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., a number that continues to grow each year. Drawing on unprecedented access, FOSTER explores the often-misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county child welfare agency in the country.
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A not-so-subtle roller coaster
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.
Have watched twice (because this is my field) and was underwhelmed both times. Not sure what one learns by watching, and know that many people connected to the system feel this exploited the youth profiled.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Director Mark Jonathan Harris
Writer Mark Jonathan Harris
Actors Earcylene Beavers, Jessica Chandler, Jacqueline Chun
Country United States
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