The Caregivers (WIP)

Feature Documentary
Directed by Lauren Cater
Produced by Abbey Hoekzema

An estimated 3.6 million children between the ages of 8 and 18 act as caregivers in their household to a sibling, parent, grandparent or extended family member. The Caregivers shares the intimate stories of caregiving youth growing up in the South and the social workers helping them. These young adults sacrifice their education, childhood and general well-being to support their families. By not acknowledging and experiencing these children’s lives, we run the risk of leaving a generation behind. And this generation has critical skills needed for our changing society.


2020 Southern Producing Lab
WIP Screening Indie Grits Film Festival 2019

Support provided by Southern Producers Lab and the New Orleans Film Society