March 15, 2011

Ask Us Who We Are: A Documentary About Foster Care in Vermont

Posted in Foster Care Program, Project Family tagged , , , , , at 4:14 pm by Lund

Kingdom Country Production Presents:

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Ask Us Who We Are: A Documentary about Foster Care in Vermont
April 9, 2011 – Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT at 7:30 pm
Purchase Tickets Today!

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Ask Us Who We Are is a documentary film directed by Bess O’Brien that focuses on the experiences of children living in the Vermont foster care system. While Ask Us Who We Are highlights some of these children finding permanent families, it also highlights many of these children not being able to do so. The film is intentionally activist in nature in order to inspire action and questions such as: “How can I make a difference,” “How is the system managed and funded?” and “How can I become a foster parent?” Ask Us Who We Are is an excellent model for interagency cooperation between Lund Family Center’s Project Family Program, The Vermont Foster and Adoptive Family Association (VFAFA), The Vermont Department of Children and Families (DCF), and other departments and organizations involved in addressing the issues that face more than 1,200 children in Vermont’s foster care system each day. O’Brien’s documentary also functions as a window to show the public how they may become involved in helping the extremely at-risk population of children currently in Vermont foster care. While the film shows the way out of foster care, it also shows the way in, and in this sense functions as a powerful warning to abusive and neglectful families. Ask Us Who We Are breaks opens stereotypes, paints a holistic picture of foster care including its areas of success and failure, and gives a voice to those who are often unheard.

Tickets for the Main Street Landing (Burlington) Screening on April 9th at 7:30 pm may be purchased for $25 here.

“Ask Us Who We Are” state wide tour dates:

Burlington Fri. April 15, 7pm Contois Auditorium Church Street
Burlington Sat. April 16, 7pm Contois Auditorium Church Street
Rutland Fri. April 22, 7pm Rutland High School 22 Stratton Road
St. Albans Thurs. April 28, 7pm Street Albans City Hall 100 Main Street
Montpelier Sat. April 30, 7pm Unitarian Church 130 Main Street
Randolph Sun. May 1, 7pm Chandler Ctr. for Arts Main Street
Stowe Thurs. May 5, 7pm Town Hall Main Street
Middlebury Fri. May 6, 7pm MUHS Auditorium 73 Charles Avenue
Street Johnsbury Sat. May 7, 7pm St. Jay Middle School Western Avenue
Hardwick Sun. May 8, 7pm Hardwick Town House 127 Church Street
Brattleboro Wed May 11, 7pm New England Youth Theatre 100 Flat Street
Bellows Falls Thurs. May 12, 7pm Opera House The Square
Newport Fri. May 13, 7pm Goodrich Library Main Street
Morrisville Sat. May 14, 7pm People’s Academy Copley Avenue
Barton Wed May 18, 7pm Parker Pie’s Village Hall 161 County Road
Bennington Thurs. May 19, 7pm Bennington Museum 75 Main Street
Norwich Fri. May 20, 7pm Norwich Town Hall Main Street

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5.00 for kids. There is a $5 discount for low-income foster families.

For more information visit our website: www.kingdomcounty.com or call (802) 592-3190

Screenings of the film include a discussion with director Bess O’Brien and members of the film

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