Know How

Know How

Streaming Video - 2015
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A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth's worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there's Austin who's living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 106 min.)) : sd., col

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Daizyana_dai
Feb 15, 2017

Really great movie. Talks about real life problems going that kids or people don't talk about. I recommend this to anyone. Watch it, it will change your views towards things.

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BloomFree
Dec 03, 2015

The descriptor for this film is not quite accurate. The theme is young adults who do not have family to support them whether through death, dysfunction or in one case drug addiction. I was very touched by the music and could relate to their struggles. This film provides a happy ending or better life without washing over the fact that not all people in that same place have that happen.

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LAURIEAWILSON
Jul 14, 2015

Touching and well done - part documentary, part drama, part musical with some nice cinematography of Brooklyn.

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