Maine Filmmaker Showcase: “The Kids We Lose”

Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland

Join the Maine Film Association, the Portland Media Center, MFA Members, and the general public for a screening of “The Kids We Lose,” a film by Maine filmmakers Lisa Wolfinger, Mika Holliday Lentz, and Christine Lyons. The screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A with this all-women producing/directing/writing team!

The Kids We Lose is a 90-minute documentary film about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need. The Kids We Lose also exposes the often brutal, inhumane ways in which kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges are treated in schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities, and prisons. Their hopelessness, misery, and frustration are palpable. The human toll is hard to fathom. But these are also the most expensive kids in our society. Doing the wrong thing costs a fortune. When we don’t help our most vulnerable kids, we all lose. 

Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested Donation: $5.

Presented by the Portland Media Center and the Maine Film Association.