LIFE BEYOND THE LIGHTS
This documentary tells the story of the homeless teen problem in Las Vegas and the group of students who encounter a world they never knew existed. Various circumstances drove the homeless teen to their lives on the street. Their stories of survival prove both horrific and uplifting. This documentary focuses not only on these homeless teens, but also the members of the production team, students who received a unique opportunity to serve their community.
The production team, along with director Jose Diaz, encountered teens that had fled abusive homes or simply fallen through the cracks of a neglectful foster care system. This film highlights a significant problem that has rarely received the attention it deserves. Drug abuse, prostitution, hunger and crime are among the issues faced by kids on the street. The team worked with a number of agencies that provide services for homeless teens and initiated a tutoring program that engaged street kids in a new way.
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