Hey Everyone! I wrote a blog a few weeks back on the short film, ReMoved. The short was about a little girl's story about her experience in the foster care system. You can read that blog by clicking here. The second part to it, "Remember My Story" was released a few months ago, and it's a continuation from the first part, focusing on the foster-adoption process. I highly suggest you go read and watch the first part before reading this one so that it'll make sense.
*Spoilers* At the end of the first part of ReMoved, Zoey's brother, Beniah, was brought into the same foster home as Zoey. Zoey is extremely happy because she was very sad throughout the film and lonely without her brother. In this second part, her brother is actually taken away from her once again. Her brother is adopted by a couple and Zoey is furious. She's angry, she's hurt, and she has no control over it. While all of this is happening, Zoey and Beniah's mother is in court, and the judge questions if their mother has maintained a parent relationship with them. In the end, their mother is not allowed to see her children again, and her parental rights were terminated. Although Zoey and her brother are separated, they are still given visits every now and then. At the final moments of the film, we find out that Zoey became a school teacher, and she gave advice to a little boy who was also in the foster system. I thought that was such a great and sweet way to end it all. Just like the first part, this short film was narrated through voice overs by Zoey. I still continue to think that that was a great idea because it gives us a sense of what she's feeling; It's more emotional in my opinion. I loved the story, and the writing. It's very inspirational and powerful, and raises awareness about foster care and adoption. I also really liked the cinematography, from the lighting at the beach scene, to the unusual angles in the tent, all of it! Music worked hand in hand with the voiceovers and overall played a big role in the film. It helped set the sorrow mood. Lastly, I'll talk about the amazing acting. Especially in the scene at school where Zoey initially finds out about her brother being yet again taken away from her, she shows her anger very well. She starts repeating, "It's all your fault!", yelling in front of the whole class then melting down in tears. Being such a young actress and being able to cry or yell on que is just phenomenal! To sum it up, the second part of ReMoved, "Remember My Story," is absolutely fantastic and it deserves to be shared. I hope you've enjoyed this short film if you've watched it, and if you haven't, please watch it when you have the chance! Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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