"An amazing and important film with the potential to change the way we think about the problem of youth homelessness." - Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
Human Rights Watch invites you to the screening of The Homestretch. This inspirational documentary explores the severely overlooked crisis of youth homelessness in the United States, by giving a voice to three teens fighting to build a more hopeful future. The film successfully exposes the striking flaws in domestic policies as they relate to juvenile justice, immigration, foster care and LGBTQIA rights.
The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Director Anne de Mare, HRW's LGBT Director Graeme Reid and LA County Office of Education's Melissa Schoonmaker. All guests are invited to attend a drink and taco reception.
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:30 pm | Doors open
4:00 pm | Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
6:00 pm | Reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres
The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School
On September 21, 2014 HRW Film Club will host a screening and discussion of "Sweet Dreams" at New Roads School in Santa Monica.
Twenty years after the genocide, the film captures the uplifting story of a group of Hutu and Tutsi women who form Rwanda's first all-women drumming troupe and open its first ice cream shop.
3pm: Meet & Greet with HRW's Africa Researcher Lewis Mudge.
4pm: Panel discussion moderated by Kenneth Turan, film critic at the Los Angeles Times, with "Sweet Dreams'" Director Lisa Fruchtman and Lewis Mudge.
6pm: Wines and Tacos