My Name is Faith
82 minutes | USA | World Premiere | Rating: 14A
The bonding that takes place in the early years of a child’s life is crucial for developing the ability to express emotions and establish relationships. In the US, it’s estimated that five children a day die from neglect—but what about those who endure neglect and survive? Meet Faith, a 12-year-old girl who suffers from what’s called Attachment Disorder. This powerful and at times very distressing film follows Faith as she attempts to heal from the traumas inflicted upon her by her birth mother’s lifestyle and begins to develop trust for her new adoptive parents. But with one as emotionally bruised as Faith, it can be a seemingly impossible task for her new parents to gain her love and trust, and their struggle as a new family begins to take its toll on all. Heather Haynes
Co-Presented with Co-presented with [Toronto Free Gallery](http://torontofreegallery.org/).