Our school principal had first presented this short film when I worked as a teacher’s aide and PE coach in a Texas charter school. For an extended period of time, each child we served had been under state protection, which provided foster care and adoption services. These precious children experienced extreme abuse and neglect; however, in partnership with our charter school and their residential treatment center objectives, every child had access to an exceptional education and services for direct behavioral needs. ReMoved won Best Film and Audience Choice at the 168 Film Festival and Best Film at the Enfoque Film Festival. I encourage you to give 13 minutes of your time to watch, as this film touches on the sequence of a child who has been abandoned, severely hurt, but one day hopes for a family to provide unconditional healing. If you view this video, thank you, and let us spread awareness.
ReMoved Part II
I would also like to share No Letting Go, which is “a powerful film that gives voice to millions of families who suffer alone and in silence. This poignant film honestly depicts the potentially devastating impacts of mental health disorders, which affect 1 in 5 children in the United States every year.” No Letting Go has been nominated and won numerous awards. You can find more about the film here, but first please watch the movie trailer.