Aging Out (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Aging Out documents what happens to three adolescents who have grown-up in America's foster system. The filmmakers chart how these young adults are forced to provide for themselves and get along in the world without having been given any knowledge of how to do these things during their childhood. They face a future that includes drug addiction, prison, and a constant fight to gain a sense of security.

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abandonment, abuse, adolescence, crime, drug-addiction, foster-home, independence, instability, mental-health, overcome, rejection, resilience, Social-Services, struggle, teenagers, transition, welfare [govt. aid]