Ask Us Who We Are

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
6:30 PM, Thursday, August 24, 2017 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)

Like many people, Vermont film producer and director Bess O’Brien was aware of foster care but didn’t know much about it.  That is, until a former foster child named Kellie Coakley, 26, saw one of O’Brien’s films and telephoned her a few days later with a proposition.

“Kellie said, ‘You don’t know who I am and I don’t know what your next film will be but it would be great to do a film about foster care because we are so invisible and nobody knows our story,’” O’Brien told

That conversation led to O’Brien making “Ask Us Who We Are,” a 2011 documentary that lets Vermont foster children, birth parents, relatives, foster parents and others give first-hand accounts of what the system means to them.

Sponsors: AMARA -

Release Year: 2011

Running Time: 95 min

Director: Bess O'Brien, Mary Arbuckle

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  1. Diane
    #1 Diane 6 August, 2017, 10:45

    Tickets are available day of screening at the Grand box office!

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  2. Caroline Brandau
    #2 Caroline Brandau 10 August, 2017, 11:53

    Tickets can also be reserved ahead of time by emailing Caroline at Amara:

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