We were pleased to learn that The Homestretch took home a News and Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, in the News & Doc Emmy Awards ceremony held at New York City’s Lincoln Center presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on September 21. In addition, filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who directed …
Kasey, one of three teens portrayed in The Homestretch who are striving to make a better future for themselves, checked in to give us this exclusive video update on how she’s been doing since the filming ended.
Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly’s film, The Homestretch, turns a sympathetic eye to an issue that is widespread across the United States: teen homelessness. The filmmakers jointly answered questions about making a film with main subjects leading lives in constant flux and uncertainty.
Youth homelessness is on the rise in the United States, and the numbers aren’t pretty. One in 30 kids (nearly 2.5 million children) of K-12 school age are now homeless in the U.S. But here’s a look at innovative ways people are using to tackle the issue, and ways you can help, too.