Film and TV


Abuse

A Mother’s Love (Cancer Hoax Documentary) “Tells the inside story of a mother, Terri Milbrandt, who pretended her daughter had cancer and appealed to her close- knit community for help to pay the medical bills.” CLICK HERE


Removed Explores from a 10 year-old child’s point of view of the emotional journey of being taken from her home and placed in the foster care system.

Removed Part 2: Remember My Story “Stuck in the abyss of the foster care system, Zoe's life finally begins to move forward until unexpectedly what she holds dearest is taken away from her yet again and she is left to pick up the pieces of her tender heart.”


Addiction

Hey Charlie This video is told from the perspective of a teenager and his family and shows how quickly the use of banned substances in social situations almost seamlessly spirals into an addiction to opiates.


Breaking Points “Includes candid perspectives from high-school and college students, as well as nationally recognized experts, challenging the misperceived “safety” and effectiveness of using prescription stimulants without a doctor’s prescription. It serves as a catalyst to inform discussions about what parents and communities can do to support teens struggling to manage stress.”


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Ted Talk: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime “Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.”


Cultural Awareness

Foster Care's Invisible Youth “Seven LGBTQ youth from the foster care system share their stories. Failed by their families, these young people go on to face rejection from foster families, invisibility within the system and incredible obstacles to healthy development.”


Selling the Girl Next Door This documentary “takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Hundreds of thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into lives of prostitution annually, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Many are runaways or “throwaways” trapped in “the oldest profession” by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques.”


Movies

Foster: This film features numerous individuals in the foster care system; however, the inspiration for this film started with just one child.

https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/foster






Buck: A richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

http://buckthefilm.com/





Prescription for Hope: Overcoming Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic The 29-minute documentary received a regional Emmy nomination for best documentary. It follows the lives of several Nevadans who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to opioids and the constant battle and power of hope to overcome an opioid addiction.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH




Boy Erased: Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/boy-erased




"Waiting for “Superman”: For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children.

http://www.takepart.com/waiting-for-superman/index...