The French film, CUSTODY or (Jusqu'à La Garde) shown here as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival of 2018, provides insight into the trauma and manipulation often faced by children in divorce and juvenile court custody battles.
Synopsis: Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
Showtimes: Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:40 AM
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Tickets are available at this link!
We encourage viewers to keep in mind that community volunteers of all backgrounds and attorneys, whether new, experienced, retired or practicing in other areas of law, are needed in juvenile and domestic relations courts to provide children with a voice in the proceedings and hope for their future where they overcome trauma, gain strength to recognize and defeat manipulation, and form healthy relationships with family members.
Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County ensures that children are assigned trained and qualified Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers from the community and attorney Guardians ad Litem (GAL) to provide children with the strong voice they need and deserve in abuse, neglect, and custody cases in Juvenile Court. With the GAL and CASA providing the Court with important information about all aspects of a child's family and life, the Court is able to make a well-informed decision in the best interests of children. A Voice and Hope.