Independent Lens: Free screening of the documentary 'The Homestretch,' March 5

by Michelle Saport  |   

Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m. Multicultural Center (Rasmuson Hall, Room 106)

Attend a screening of "The Homestretch" and participate in a Q-and-A session after the film. This event is free for all UAA students and the general public. Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking for this event is available in the West Parking Lot.

"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.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center, UAA Student Activities and Alaska Public Media.

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