Foster Care

Youth Media Academy

My Grandma, A Fighter

A Film by Kalijah R., The Representation Project, 2021

In this short documentary film, filmmaker Kalijah shares his grandmother, Beverly Bullchild’s story. Beverly grew up in foster care after losing her mother at an early age and shares her experience of feeling exploited for labor by her foster parents.

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The Drop in a Sea

A Film by Nahui P., The Representation Project, 2021

Nikishna shares his story about growing up in the foster care system from the age of three. This short documentary explores his experience of an unstable childhood, which included moving from one house to another, and several bad caretakers.

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The Importance of Cultural Identity

A Film by Thomas W., The Representation Project, 2021

In this short documentary film, social worker Darlyn Tsosie shares her experience in native communities, including managing foster care cases for indigenous children in compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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