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THE COPELAND KIDS Selected for Queen Palm International Film Festival

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LOS ANGELES - April 11, 2019 - EntSun -- THE COPELAND KIDS by Cecilia Copeland (TALTRIX Winner LA Femme Int. Film Festival).
In 1975 when Bev's ex-husband Sam takes off with their children, she never dreamed he would leave the country. To get the kids back, Bev will have to change the law, plead her case in the Israeli Supreme Court, and fight harder that she ever thought possible. Based on the true story of the Copeland kidnappings, the origin of the Uniform Child Custody Act.

In every divorce there are two sides to the story, but for the children stuck between them who is right and who is wrong makes little difference. Even the best intentions sometimes lead us down the wrong path, but there is always hope.

THE COPELAND KIDS has also been selected for LA Live Film Festival and named Winner Best Screenplay by Pinnacle Film Awards.

The "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act" is the current law on the books that grew out of the legal changes made during the Copeland Kidnappings. At the time there was nothing beyond a misdemeanor to enforce the home state custody order and prevent parental kidnappings. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act has been adopted in forty-nine of the fifty states.

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Cecilia Copeland, the screenwriter, is one of the children who were taken in the Copeland kidnappings. She is a writer who lives in New York. Most recently she is known for her award winning pilot, TALTRIX winner of Best TV Pilot Screenplay LA Femme International Film Festival, among others, based on her novel SURVIVING THE GAUNTLET. On writing THE COPELAND KIDS, Copeland had this to say, "When I saw what was happening at the border to so many children and parents, I couldn't stand by and do nothing. I know the long term effects of being separated from your parent at a young age. The best way I can help make people understand is to tell my story."

For more information follow this link:https://www.ceciliacopeland.com/

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