The Homestretch

The Homestretch

DVD - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"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,, [2014].
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781941545201
1941545203
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]

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at my library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top