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Source:  Los Angeles Times

Is there anything so omnipresent but as little understood as the foster care system?

Everyone knows it provides places to stay for children who don’t have safe homes, but what does that mean, and how exactly does it work?

Writer-director Mark Jonathan Harris and producer Deborah Oppenheimer, veteran documentary collaborators, do more than answer those questions; they’ve created an intimate, intensely dramatic film that holds us in its grip like a page-turning novel.  Except it’s all true.

“Foster” profiles the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county child welfare agency in the country, where decisions often have to be made on the fly and the unofficial motto might be, as one sign puts it, “good morning, let the stress begin.”

“Foster” is available now on HBO.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.

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