Nearly 50,000 Canadian children are growing up in foster and group homes. Most stop receiving support when they turn 19, and compared to their peers, youth aging out of care do not fare well. The majority drop out of school, suffer PTSD and substance abuse – end up on welfare, in jail or homeless. In St. Catharines, Ontario an innovative non-profit believes connecting youth aging out with biological family could make all the difference. Family Finders is a detective story in which the goal isn’t to catch a killer but save a life. The persons of interest: long lost or unknown family members. Each clue brings the youth one step closer to the possibility of a happy ending, but the trail could just as easily end in heartache.
Produced by HitPlay Productions
Producer/Director Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer Stan Barua
Editor Katherine Chipperfield
Produced by HitPlay Productions in association with CBC, and with the participation of CMF, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.