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The Resource Why can't we be a family again?, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel, (electronic resource)

Why can't we be a family again?, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel, (electronic resource)

Label
Why can't we be a family again?
Title
Why can't we be a family again?
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shot over a three year period, this emotionally wrenching story reveals the bond that develops between two brothers who long to be reunited with their mother. Despite the neglect and disappointment they suffer, these extraordinary boys never give up hope that they will some day live with their mother and be a family again. This powerful new film chronicles the mother's agonizing battle with crack addiction and the grandmother's struggle to keep the family together.Strengthened by the love of their grandmother and a unique family support organization called the Center for Family Life, fourteen year old Danny and eleven year old Raymond cope with the pain of their mother's repeated attempts to overcome addiction and regain their custody. In one particularly poignant scene Danny reveals how his mother left the boys to fend for themselves when they were ages two and five. After the food ran out, the boys made a harrowing journey on foot and bus to their grandmother's house.When The Family Court threatens to terminate the mother's parental rights after still another failed attempt at rehabilitation, the boys impress the judge with their deep desire to keep the family intact. This powerful portrayal of a family torn apart by addiction will resonate with social workers, counselors, family therapists, and those training in the helping professions
Awards note
  • Academy Award Nomination 2003
  • Best Documentary Short, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, 2002
  • Bronze Remi Award, Worldfest Houston Film Festival, 2002
  • Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival, 2002
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Roger
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nossel, Murray
Runtime
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Broken homes
  • Child abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Families
  • Parent and child
Target audience
general
Label
Why can't we be a family again?, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650547
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650547/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210506
  • (OCoLC)747798714
Video recording format
other
Label
Why can't we be a family again?, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650547
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650547/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210506
  • (OCoLC)747798714
Video recording format
other

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