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Trail of Tears/God Bless the Child

Two women become victims when their ex-husbands kidnap their children plus a mother and daughter battle adoption

TRAIL OF TEARS

THEY’RE SEARCHING FOR THEIR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION: THEIR CHILDREN.

Two very different women join forces to embark upon a desperate cross-country search for their abducted children in this emotionally charged drama, starring actress-singer KATEY SAGAL (Married with Children) and Mork & Mindy’s PAM DAWBER.

Annie Cook (Sagal) and Cheryl Harris (Dawber) have nothing in common except that they have both fallen victim to the same horrible crime: their ex-husbands have abducted their children.

United by tragedy, Annie and Cheryl set out to recover their most precious possessions, and soon a very special supportive bond is forged between the two women as they ride a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows and their hopes are raised, dashed, then raised again.

Despite the women’s ordeal, TRAIL OF TEARS does not demonise the husbands who have taken their children, but shows how all parties use blame and justification - and how everyone suffers - when families split apart.

TRAIL OF TEARS also stars WILLIAM RUSS (Wiseguy), JEFFREY NORDLING (Once and Again) and EILEEN BRENNAN (Oscar® nominee for Private Benjamin).

It is written by MATTHEW BOMBECK (A Family Torn Apart) and directed by DONALD WRYE (double Oscar® nominee for the documentaries The Numbers Start with the River and The Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer).


GOD BLESS THE CHILD

A LOVING MOTHER KNOWS WHEN TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

There are few things in life as strong as a mother’s love for her child, and Theresa Johnson’s love was tested to the limit.
Through circumstances beyond her control, Theresa was forced into a life living rough on the streets with her young daughter, but she courageously made the ultimate sacrifice when she saw the impact such a life was having on her child.

Abandoned by her out-of-work husband and evicted from her home, Theresa (Oscar® nominee MARE WINNINGHAM, St Elmo’s Fire) faced life among America’s homeless with her young daughter, Hilary.
She hadn’t given up hope, but nights on the streets or in the city’s filthy and frightening shelters slowly ate away at Theresa’s dreams of a better life.

Crisis point came one night as Hilary was rushed to hospital with lead poisoning, and Theresa realised that she had to find a safe and stable home for her daughter.
Outreach worker Calvin Reed (DORIAN HAREWOOD, Full Metal Jacket) advised her that the only way to achieve this was to place Hilary with a foster family, and Theresa had to make the most heart-breaking decision of her life.

A film about homelessness that has touched many hearts, GOD BLESS THE CHILD also stars GRACE JOHNSON (Just Like Family), L. SCOTT CALDWELL (Lost) and hip-hop star and actor MOS DEF (here credited as ‘Dante Terrell Smith’).
The script won both a Humanitas Prize and a Writers Guild of America Award for its writer, DENNIS NEMEC (Murder in Coweta Country). The director is LARRY ELIKANN (I Know My First Name is Steven).