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"Waking Up in Idaho"

Lewiston, Idaho: Anna, a bold 14-year-old Native American/Mexican girl, and her timid 15-year-old white foster brother Boyd, have bonded from living together for years in the same foster home. One day Anna rebels against their abusive foster dad, Dave, by throwing ice water on his face to wake him up in the morning–as he had been doing to them. As Anna could have predicted if she’d thought about it–which she didn’t–Dave promptly kicks them out. On such short notice, the foster social worker isn’t able to place them together in a new home. Instead, they end up separately with single women, Peg and Lucy, who’ve never been foster moms before. When both new mother/child relationships get off to a shaky start, Peg and Lucy decide to take Anna and Boyd together on a fun 3-day weekend of hiking, swimming, climbing, horseback riding, and even panning for gold. As Anna and Boyd struggle to cope with this new situation, and Peg and Lucy compete to be “best new mom,” the four embark on a roller coaster weekend comprised alternately of challenges and laughter, until a potentially tragic incident in the wilderness brings out the best in each of them, finally merging them into the makings of what has the potential to be a fulfilling future for all four.

No, Anna, go back to sleep.

Anna gets revenge

The chase.

Kathy was nice to me.

No, Anna, go back to sleep.

Anna gets revenge

The chase.

Kathy was nice to me.

No, Anna, go back to sleep.

Anna gets revenge

The chase.

Kathy was nice to me.

No, Anna, go back to sleep.

Anna gets revenge

The chase.

Kathy was nice to me.

No, Anna, go back to sleep.

Anna gets revenge

The chase.

Kathy was nice to me.

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