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"For A Better Life" Preview Screening & Discussion Panel

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Foster Care Film and Community Engagement Project (FCFCEP) and City Living NY present “For A Better Life” — a film project by, for and about foster youth.

For A Better Life,” is the newest documentary short film produced by the Foster Care Film and Community Engagement Project (FCFCEP).

Film Synopsis:
Sold for $100 at the age of 5, Fekri suffers through years of abuse before his plight is discovered. After almost a year of hospitalization and therapy Fekri moves into a group home where he finds support, mentorship, and eventual forgiveness towards the family which sold him.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m.
Halyards Bar
406 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Screening begins at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit foster youth served by City Living NY. City Living NY provides household goods and social support for youth aging out of the foster care system.

A filmmaker Q&A and moderated discussion panel about foster care and child trafficking will follow the screening. Panelists include:

Lauren Geiser - Lauren served as an advocate for youth in foster care from 2012 to 2015 at Court Appointed Special Advocates. She is currently a Court Advocacy Manager for Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), where she provides crisis intervention, individual counseling, and court advocacy for young women who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Lauren also heads up GEMS’ larger policy advocacy efforts at the city and state level. Her current focus is on juvenile justice reform, integrating anti-racist practices into child welfare systems, and bringing survivor voices to the forefront of policy reform.

Liz Northcutt - is the Founder and Executive Director of City Living NY, a non-profit assisting youth aging out of foster care on their path to independence. Ms. Northcutt is a LMSW who has spent the past decade specializing in the child welfare system in NYC.

Additional panelists will be announced shortly.



This event is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

For more information about FCFCEP, visit www.fostercarefilm.com and follow the Foster Care Film on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fostercarefilm and on Twitter@FosterCareFilm.

To learn more about City Living NY at www.citylivingny.org.



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