This documentary follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, “Homestretch” follows these teens on their journeys of struggle and triumph, connecting personal stories to larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.
Discussion will be led by Dahlinda Alaniz, who heads the Austin Independent School District’s office that provides services to homeless teens.
The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas.
Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702