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The Xavi's stolen years: child [un]protection

This is the video trailer for the documentary on Xavier Vallejos's story, who was took away from home in 1985, during a momentary absence of his mother, up for an adoption irregularly.

Gustavo Franco Cruz

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The Spanish child protection system has serious deficiencies. The goal of this project is to generate the debate needed to improve it. This documentary will feature testimonials from parents, children removed from their families by social services, who are now adults, lawyers, journalists and activists, who will give their vision of how the system is affecting lives of so many Spanish families.

This is the video trailer for the documentary on Xavier Vallejos's story, who was taken away from his home in 1985, during a momentary absence of his mother, up for an irregular adoption. We also will deal with Francisco Cardenas, president of the Association for the Defense of Children, Aprodeme, and hundreds of this NGO fellows.

(...) Are torn from their homes because the social officers believes they are at risk when the parents ask for help to social services, usually for economic reasons. Meanwhile, the local children's centers receives about 4,000 euros a month for each child. Experts (...) warn that covert adoptions might be occurring.
[Article in Interview, July 8, 2013)]

HOW WE WILL USE THE MONEY?
The money raised through this website will be used for documentary production costs, such as transportation, editing and distribution, as well as it broadcast through the differents free screenings options and aimed for all organizations and working groups related to this matter. With your help you can be part of the change: the socialization of this film is essential to give visibility to a problem that usually is only know by the affected.

WHEN YOU WILL WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY?
Production: three months after ended the campaign in Verkami.
Rewards: three months after ended the campaign in Verkami.
Socialization: three months after ended the campaign in Verkami.

ABOUT US
Xavier Vallejos: is one of the few people who has gone through the child protection system and has had the courage to tell his story on camera. He is 35 years old and lives at Palamós, 117 kilometers from Barcelona, and during years he was looking for their biological parents, to know that they were unsuccessfully searching for him too, since a social services officer took him from home illegally from home in 1985.

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Francisco Cardenas: is the president of the Association for the Defense of Children, an NGO created in 2009 along with dozens of parents who feel mistreated by the Spanish social services. He published in 2012 the book "Es mi hija", which relates how an abusive administrative decision separated him forever from his three-years old daughter, his fight to get her back, and his proposal to improve the child's protection system. His case was mentioned in the Ombudsman 2009 annual report, as an example of "irregularity in the monitoring of host process" and "Administration need to review in depth the procedures and instructions of the family integration institutions."

www.esmihija.es
www.aprodeme.org
Facebook.com / asociaciondefensamenores
Twitter.com / eslamevafilla

Gustavo Franco Cruz: Investigative journalist (newspapers such El País, Público, Ara), author of "Molly, historia sobre centros de menores en Cataluña" (Ediciones Carena, 2010). This book was the result of a year research, along with journalist Jesús Martínez, including more than 30 interviews with parents, educators, psychologists, lawyers, politicians, officials and activists. Is currently in its third edition.

Twitter.com / gustavo_franco_
Gustavofrancocruz.wordpress.com

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  • Gustavo Franco Cruz

    Gustavo Franco Cruz
    Author

    almost 6 years

    Derek,
    Hasta el último minuto seguiremos dando la lucha para conseguir el objetivo. Si crees que este proyecto vale la pena - te recomiendo ver el trailer - agradecemos tu ayuda para difundirlo :)

  • Derek Coronado

    Derek Coronado

    almost 6 years

    Enhorabuena¡¡¡ he visto que desde esta mañana a las doce hasta esta noche a las diez y media has duplicado la cifra y casi alcanzado la cuota total

  • Gustavo Franco Cruz

    Gustavo Franco Cruz
    Author

    almost 6 years

    Hola Volga,
    Muchas gracias por tu interés. Efectivamente, hay personas que prefieren hacerlo mediante transferencia bancaria y así lo han hecho. Luego, al poner su nombre en la transferencia, nos encargaremos de que se vea reflejada en los créditos.

    0073 0100 56 0457 134 766 (Openbank, a nombre de Francisco Cárdenas - Aprodeme)

    Saludos :)

  • volga

    volga

    almost 6 years

    Hola...seria posible hacer el deposito sin tener que pasar los datos bancarios por web?tipo ingreso a cuenta de la misma entidad que reseñais,en mi caso lo veria más viable,muchas gracias.

  • Gustavo Franco Cruz

    Gustavo Franco Cruz
    Author

    almost 6 years

    Hola Manuel,
    Muchas gracias por tu voluntad de colaborar. En la columna derecha en la página del proyecto, hay un botón de color rojo en cada una de las categorías. Cuando clicas sobre esos botones aparecerán las opciones para proceder con la aportación.

    Estoy a tu disposición si tienes otra duda.

    Saludos,
    Gustavo

  • manuel ramon carretero carbajo

    manuel ramon carretero carbajo

    about 6 years

    Hola lo e leido con prisa pero no veo donde hay que hacer la aportacion para colaborar saludos

#02 / Final del rodaje: 2442 kilómetros y 7 ciudades

El equipo de producción del documental “Los años robados de Xavi” ha llegado a este punto gracias a vosotros. Porque cada uno, con su aporte, hizo posible que nos desplazáramos a lo largo de siete ciudades en Cataluña y la Comunidad Valenciana.

Aprovechamos este post para pediros que nos enviéis vuestras direcciones de correo postal, con el fin de haceros llegar los libros y el DVD que recibiréis como compensación por vuestra colaboración. Lo más importante en este proyecto es la difusión de una problemática que afecta a muchas familias actualmente en España. Enviar los datos al email: asociaciondefensamenores@gmail.com. En las próximas semanas seguiremos actualizando este blog para informaros sobre los plazos de entrega.

La producción del documental nos llevó a una travesía entre el 19 de septiembre y… read more

#01 / Agradecemos a nuestros 77 mecenas :)

¡El tiempo pasa muy rápido! Ahora nos parece lejano el pasado 18 de agosto, cuando finalizó la primera etapa de este proyecto. Ahora ha pasado un mes y estamos trabajando a toda máquina para cumplir con los 77 mecenas que nos han apoyado. Para recibir vuestros libros y DVD, necesitamos que nos enviéis vuestra dirección postal al email:

asociaciondefensamenores@gmail.com

Nos encontramos en la fase de producción del documental. Estaremos por Barcelona, Valencia, Alzira (Valencia), Palamós (Girona), Canovellas, Sant Cugat y Granollers, para documentar las historias de Xavier Vallejos, Francisco Cárdenas y los miembros de Aprodeme. Todos ellos necesitan explicar las cosas que se están haciendo mal, desde hace años, con el sistema de protección de menores en Cataluña y España. Mediante este blog estaréis recibiendo los… read more

10€
7 backers

PACK EBOOK Credits in the documentary & Aprodeme web site (www.aprodeme.org), except when the donor expresses his will to remain anonymous. It also includes an eBook to choose: "Es mi hija", by Francisco Cardenas; or "Molly" by Gustavo Franco and Jesús Martínez.

20€
31 backers

PACK DVD Credits in the documentary and web site of Aprodeme + DVD (includes domestic & EU shipping, or digital copy for non EU) + eBook to choose: "Es mi hija" by Francisco Cardenas, or "Molly" by Gustavo Franco and Jesús Martínez.

30€
5 backers

PACK 1 PRINT BOOK Credits in the documentary & web site of Aprodeme + 1 Printed book "Es mi hija", by Francisco Cárdenas (Spanish and EU shipping).

30€
3 backers

PACK 1 PRINT BOOK Credits in the documentary & web site of Aprodeme + 1 Printed book: "Molly, historia sobre centros de menores", by Gustavo Franco Cruz and Jesús Martínez (Spanish and EU shipping).

50€
13 backers

PACK 2 PRINT BOOKS Credits in the documentary & web site of Aprodeme + 2 Copies of printed books: "Es mi hija", by Francisco Cárdenas, and "Molly, historia sobre centros de menores en Cataluña", by Gustavo Franco and Jesús Martínez (includes Spanish and EU shipping).

100€
11 backers

PACK CONFERENCE All previous rewards + Screening of the documentary with conference groups and institutions, by Aprodeme and two issue experts (not includes travel expenses).

500€
1 backer

SPONSOR PACK All previous rewards + credits under the "Sponsor" title

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6 backers

CO-PRODUCER PACK All previous rewards + credits at the beginning of the film, under the title of "Co Produced by:"

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