THE HOMESTRETCH

By Anne DE MARE , Kirsten KELLY

JAVA FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2014


    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anne DE MARE , Kirsten KELLY
    • Synopsis
    • From Oscar-nominated producers, Kartemquin Films, comes a moving documentary about teen homeless in America.

      Kasey, Anthony and Roque are smart, ambitious Chicago teens. Like many their age, they struggle to keep their grades up so they can graduate from high school. What sets them apart from others is that after the school day ends, they don’t go home. Instead, they spend their nights looking for a warm, safe place to sleep. They’re among the 19,000 homeless students in Chicago public schools, and like so many, they’ve fallen victim to issues of juvenile justice, immigration, foster care and discrimination.

      This powerful documentary follows their stories, and those who support them, as - against all odds - they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of?
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