Ask Us Who We Are

Ask Us Who We Are

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“This is what a film should do…raise awareness without sounding preachy. So delicate is the balance of information and compassionate insight. The movie is sure to be part of conferences, independent living classes and training courses all across the country.”

—Chris Chmielewski, Foster Focus Magazine

"An important film to watch. As our elected representatives are about to consider dismantling the social safety supports that so many of these children and families depend upon, they would do well to first view Ask Us Who We Are. “

—Mark Redmond. The Huffington Post

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If you are interested in BOOKING the film in your community or for your organization please contact Bess O’Brien at 802-357-4616 or click HERE.


A film by Bess O'Brien

ASK US WHO WE ARE is a documentary film focused on the challenges and extraordinary lives of youth in foster care. The film is a reflection on loss and the search for belonging and finding family. Although the film highlights the heartbreak that many foster care youth carry with them as they move through their lives, the documentary also reveals the tremendous strength and perseverance that grows out of their determination to survive and thrive. The documentary also focuses on the lives of foster care parents and kinship families that open their homes to children. Through small and large acts of kindness these adults can change the course of children’s lives and give them a sense of place if only for a brief time. In addition, the film highlights two parents who lose their children to the system and struggle to be reunited with them. Ask Us Who We Are is about the search for home, community, and the transformative power of love in the midst of fractured and often broken lives.



For communities, towns, cities, institutions, private libraries, and state agencies that want to show the film to a public audience. Any time you are showing this film outside the confines of your institution you must buy the rights to a community screening.  The director and members from the movie are also available to travel to your town and be part of a Q and A after the screening. To inquire and book a screening Click HERE.

For private screenings (in your living room). No public screening rights are given with purchase of personal use DVD. This price is not for organizations/schools or institutions. 

For public libraries only. Private colleges and universities must buy the educational package.

For schools, organizations, universities, hospitals, private libraries, state agencies,  and other institutions. For training and educational purposes. This price lets you screen the film within the institution that you are a part of to students, faculty, health care workers, educators, etc. No public or community screenings permitted with the educational package. Package Includes:

—DVD of Ask Us Who We Are
—Study Guide
feature discussions of important themes explored in the film, exercises and writing prompts to start conversations, and group activities.