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Themes of motherhood, justice, and community are explored. The series powerfully examines how the American family court system, and the court system in general, fails mothers and abused children.
Positive Role Models
Faye Yager is positioned in two lights. Most of the time she is a martyr for villainized mothers and abused children, undermining the court system to support these families. Other times, the series explores the flip side that some people saw her as: a vigilante with good intentions but improper execution.
This series highlights a woman in history fighting for a cause, highlighting the flaws of the American court system.
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Violence & Scariness
Discussions of child abuse and sexual violence. It's often verbally presented in the context of court cases; so the descriptions can sometimes be graphic and disturbing.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Children of the Underground is a docuseries about Faye Yager, known for pioneering the protection of women and children from abusive homes. There are graphic discussions and descriptions of child abuse and sexual violence. Themes of motherhood, justice, and community are present. The series highlights a woman in history fighting for a cause, highlighting the flaws of the American court system.
Is It Any Good?
This series is eye-opening, riveting, and reveals part an extremely flawed part of the American court system that isn't discussed enough. Children of the Underground is heartbreaking, upsetting, and unfortunately, timely. It's notable that throughout Faye Yager's martyrdom, the series also explores the flaws, internal conflict, and imperfections of the operation. Though a crucial topic, the descriptions of abuse can be heavy, so parents should be prepared to have discussions with their teens while they're watching.
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