This short film is called ReMoved. It is a strong film about children who are let down at home, and who need a new home - but who are in danger of being let down there as well.

 Image: Screenshot from the movie


The take home messages of the film may be interpreted in the following manner:

- Problem behavior is something more than defiance! We see a good example of this in the scene where the girl who gets a new dress from her foster parents, reacts by having an outburst of rage. It may feel on the part of the adults as if this is a "problem child", with a defiant and incomprehensible behavior - but the problems go deeper: In this case, this very gift was a reminder of something traumatic that has happened before.

Thus, the outburst of anger was not something that the girl should be blamed for, but which was a signal that she experienced a recurring trauma.

And the big drama is this: That re-experiencing an old trauma (and hence behaving with anger and rage), becomes precisely what creates a threat that the girl will again be rejected by her new parents.

- Don't abandon me! is the child's message is in this film, and it provides a strong and simple explanation of why the abandoned children can behave as they do - and how important it is to look beyond the behavior. 

Then we see children who desperately need to be endured, to be understood, and not to be abandoned again.

 

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Ove Heradstveit

Psychologist, specialist in clinical community psychology. PhD.
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