2013 Thin Line Film Fest - Invisible Young
February 16, 2013
115 North Elm Street , Denton, TX
$6 - $14
After being molested by her grandfather at age 11, at 14 Rachel was told to leave by her parents. Over the next six years, she lived on the streets immersed in the drug culture of urban, runaway and homeless youth.
Michael was five years old when he was placed in foster care. Over the next 11 years, Michael would see over 70 different placements. Several times he ran away - life on the streets was more to his liking. Upon turning 18, Michael spent the next four years on the streets.
Jaclyn grew up with a mother who was a perfect candidate for the TV show “Hoarders.” She describes her father as a violent, abusive, alcoholic drug addict. So at 13 when a friend took her to meet some homeless kids living under a bridge in town, Jaclyn knew she had found a new life. She would spend the next eight years on the streets.
Jackson had a more traditional home life. But exposure to drugs in his early teen years resulted in Jackson choosing homelessness. After several years hopping trains and living homeless, a near brush with death forced him to reassess his situation.
Invisible Young intertwines the compelling life stories of these resilient young people, adding commentary from area experts who work with homeless youth. The narrative follows the main characters as they talk about their families, life on the streets, the help they received and their transition to a more stable, productive life.
Duration: 75 mins
Director/Producer/Writer: Steven Keller
Information from the festival website
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