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 “Reimagining Hope: Healing the Wounds of
Foster Care” 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
Trapped Within 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 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 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