When Juliet lost custody of her children due to drug addiction, The Family Center helped her turn her life around—and filmmaker Nick Kaufman captured the story in just three minutes of video.
Recently, the video “The Family Center” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 501c3: Capturing Change on Camera contest. Sponsored by Tufts University’s Child & Family WebGuide project, the competitions aim is to “use the power of visual media to highlight and share the important, under-recognized work of children, youth, and family non-profits in our communities….”
The Family Center provides therapy, parenting classes and support services to low-income families in Somerville and Greater Boston, and the video zooms in to show just what those words can mean to one mother and her children.
“She’s more nicer and she take care of us more,” said Juliet’s young son to the camera.
Nick Kaufman, founder of NKP Media of Newtonville, shot the video at The Family Center in Union Square as well as at Somerville parks including Conway Playground.
Watch the video here.