Network Media

The Homestretch

Funded by: The MacArthur Foundation, Sundance Institute, Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Chicago Community Trust, Polk Bros. Foundation, Pierce Family Foundation

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers – Kasey, Anthony and Roque – 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 policy issues of juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQIA rights. Find out more on the Homestretch website.