Home Room (Official Trailer)
Shae, an eighth-grader, prepares for her high school admissions presentation while navigating a night on the street. _______ This short film was created to raise awareness of students who experience homelessness in America. In 2018-2019, 114,085 public school students experienced homelessness in New York City. This number, roughly 10% of the city’s total public school population, has been growing at an alarming rate over the last few years. In December 2020 the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS), a project of Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), posted new data showing that more than 111,000 New York City students—approximately one in ten children enrolled in district or charter schools—were identified as homeless during the 2019-20 school year. In the Bronx, approximately one in six students was homeless. The number of New York City students experiencing homelessness has now topped 100,000—a population larger than the entire public school enrollment of the state of Vermont—for five consecutive years. 

Written & Directed by Tony Fair 
Production Company: Astronada 
Produced by: Matthew Pourviseh Paul Ashey Jeff Pinilla 
Director Of Photography: Justin Simpson
Editor: Jeff Pinilla

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