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TOUGH LOVE is a documentary film that explores the lives, homes and cases of families caught in the child welfare system.
There are 380,000 children in the child welfare system today. Many of
these children have parents who deeply love and want them returned home.
Tough Love is a documentary that follows a single, Caucasian father in
Seattle and a Bangladeshi-American mother in New York who have had their
child taken away by the state and want a second chance to be a parent.
By following these parents and families at home, on their visits, at
work and in the courts, audiences will get a new understanding of how
hard it is for these families to stay together.
Wang-Breal, Director/Producer of "Wo Ai Ni Mommy"
Producer/ Digital Media Guru: Carrie Weprin
Consulting Producer: Kristi Jacobson, Director/Producer of "A Place at the Table", "Toots".
Cinematographer: Nadia Hallgren, Cinematographer on "Searching for
Sugarman", "Trouble the Water", "Citizen Koch", "The New Black",
Editor: Colin Nusbaum. Cinematographer/Editor "The Sheikh and I".
About the Production:
"During screenings of my last film, 'Wo Ai Ni Mommy,' audience members
urged me to look into our nation's foster care system. Once I dug
deeper, I was surprised to learn that there were over 380,000 kids in
foster care and that reunification was the primary permanency plan for a
majority of these cases. I never knew so many parents wanted to get
their kids home. This was a story and perspective that has never been
told because, as most child welfare stakeholders know, the general
public has very little empathy for these parents." -- Stephanie Wang-Breal
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