From Oscar®-winning filmmakers
DEBORAH OPPENHEIMER and MARK JONATHAN HARRIS
Drawing on unprecedented access, FOSTER explores the often-misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county child welfare agency in the country. Mixing firsthand accounts of people navigating the system with insights from social workers, advocates and others, the film offers a realistic but hopeful perspective on a community that needs society’s support.
Producer Deborah Oppenheimer and writer-director Mark Jonathan Harris (HBO’s Oscar®-winning “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”) reunite to upend some of the most enduring myths
about foster care, going beyond the stereotypes.
Please note, May is National Foster Care Awareness Month
FOSTER will premiere on HBO May 7, 2019