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Feeling Wanted

With a dad incarcerated for murder, a mom on drugs & a childhood in foster care, Charell knew it was
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Overview

Genre
Biography, Social Issues, Minorities, and Human Interest
Synopsis

When her great-grandmother becomes ill, Charell, a young African-American girl, is taken to the home of strangers. She doesn’t remember their names or where she lived, but she recalls the abuse and loneliness. She recalls watching her belongings being thrown into trash bags and the lies she has to tell other kids because she doesn’t want to admit she’s a foster child. She doesn’t want to admit that her mother struggles with substance abuse, her father is drug dealer imprisoned for murder and that she doesn’t have a permanent place to be.

School becomes the only place where Charell feels safe, where she feels rewarded. Despite bouncing around from school to school, never starting and finishing a year at the same place, Charell finds solace in learning and decides she wants to be more than the sum of the parts that brought her to this place in life.

Stage
finished
Running time
14 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Locations
NY

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Festivals
Stony Brook Film Festival, St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase
Awards
Just Film Award
Language
English

Photos

Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 1.49.02 am_thumb

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