After winning Best Film and Audience Choice at the 168 Film Festival, as well as Best Film at the Enfoque Film Festival and being an official selection at the Santa Barbara Independent Film Festival, it’s no surprise that ReMoved has over 300,000 YouTube hits within a month’s time.
In this new short film Nathanael Matanick and his wife brilliantly illustrate the horrific truths about the foster care system that often go unseen. Furthermore, through the narration of the young actress who plays Zoe, the couple gives a voice to the 397,000 foster children in out-of-home care that often go unheard.
“We made ReMoved with the desire that it would be used to serve in bringing awareness, encourage, and be useful in foster parent training, and raising up foster parents,” says Matanick.
The Matanicks fill their desire as they evoke the reality of the emotions foster children face daily – fear, anger, rejection, outbursts related to past traumas and even hope. ReMoved sheds an accurate light on the incredible need for foster families willing to keep sibling groups together in care.
Thirteen minutes. What could you do with thirteen minutes? Shower. Eat a quick meal. Run a mile. Make an online purchase. Scan your Facebook newsfeed. Call an old friend. Let’s be honest, it’s hard to find 13 free minutes in one’s day. This month KidsPeace would like to challenge you to not only make the time, but further use it to be humbled and maybe even moved to make a difference in the life of a foster child. Just don’t forget the tissues.
KidsPeace gives ReMoved a Healing High Five!