Children in foster care often have mixed emotions. Understandably, they may feel angry, depressed and resentful making foster parents give up. Kids are also shuffled from home to home, increasing their desire for acceptance and love.
This very heartwarming short film entitled “ReMoved” shows an emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her dysfunctional home, apart from her younger baby brother and then placed into a foster care.
The Santa Barbara Independent writes, “It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope.”
The little girl named Zoe, played brilliantly by Abby White, is forced to cope with abusive relationships and the feeling of isolation. First, she catches her father abusing her mother. When the cops come to arrest him, all Mom cares about is chasing after the man who abuses her in an effort to get him back. Zoe is left to fend for herself. Then, the foster homes continue to fail her and no one seems to understand. But just when Zoe is about to lose all hope — assuming her new foster mom is ready to ship her out to yet another caretaker — there’s an unexpected twist. I guarantee it’ll leave you with tears in your eyes.