“Sometimes someone hurts you so bad it stops hurting at all. Until something makes you feel again and then it all comes back. Every word. Every hurt. Every moment.”
This is how ReMoved, a stirring short film originally created for the 168 Film Festival, starts. What follows is the heart breaking journey of a young girl who is removed from an abusive home and placed into foster care. Though the girl in the film is an actor, sadly her story is very real for far too many children. In fact, statistics released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) indicated that a total of 37,648 children and young people were in out-of-home care in 2010−11.
Director, Nathaniel Matanick made the movie to bring awareness, encourage and be useful in foster parent training.
If you’re anything like the Mum Central team, you’ll need tissues to watch this. But we promise, it will be worth it.
For more information on fostering a child visit : www.create.org.au