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My Mother My Son (2000)

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clip Kymmy arrives too late

Original classification rating: G. This clip chosen to be PG

Clip description

Kymmy (Olivia Patten) arrives at the foster carer’s (Heather Mitchell) home in the city but misses her appointment with the department.

Curator’s notes

This scene highlights the anguish involved with the removal of children from their family. It shows the faceless power of the department in making decisions about children’s welfare after they’ve been removed from their parents.

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