• Publication date: January 24, 2012

America

A young boy is helped through the emotional roller-coaster of the foster care system by a caring psychiatrist.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2009

MBC Max:

February 1, 2012 06:00 (KSA) ~ February 1, 2012 05:00 (CLT)

A young boy is helped through the emotional roller-coaster of the foster care system by a caring psychiatrist.

Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America.

Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, which began when he was taken by authorities from his crack-addicted mother, and placed into foster care as an infant.

Lagging behind in school and full of anger, America retreats further away from society after years of sexual abuse.

After attempting suicide, America is placed in a treatment center where Dr. Brennan helps him open up about his painful past and discover the support and courage he needs to get his life back on track.

Starring:

  • Ruby Dee
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Philip Johnson
  • Raquel Castro
  • Tim Edward Rhoze
  • Jade Yorker

Directed by: Yves Simoneau