The HomestretchDVD - 2014
"The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers-- Roque, Kasey and Anthony-- will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. With unprecedented access into the Chicago Public Schools, The Night Ministry's Crib emergency youth shelter and Teen Living Programs' Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of this crisis. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today" --Container.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Spargel Productions, LLC & Kartemquin Educational Films,, .
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 143 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in. video file, DVD, region 1, rda DVD, NTSC, rda widescreen, rda digital, video, rda
Alternative Title: Home stretch [videorecording]