This documentary follows Colorado schoolchildren who are homeless under federal education law, living in motels, shelters and other families' bedrooms and basements. They bounce from school to school as their families move across the city. The repercussions are profound.
The number of homeless school children in this state has more than tripled in a decade. Some live in cars, campgrounds and shelters, but most double up with other families or live in cheap motels because they’ve lost their own housing.
They thought this only happened in ultra-liberal families, that transgender children were influenced by wayward parents. But a teenager’s announcement that she is transgender sent her family on a journey of faith that resulted in a simple answer: unconditional love.
After 30 years in the newspaper business, photo editor Dean Krakel left The Denver Post and started walking The Colorado Trail just a few days later. “I know the truth is out there,” he said. “I just have to walk far enough to find it.”
Cecil Bethea, 84, and his longtime partner, Carl Shepherd, 72, talked about getting married three decades ago, but as gay marriage wasn't an option, they concluded they were content to continue living together. "As I remember in the old time wedding vows, there was a phrase in there; 'in sickness and in health,'" Cecil continued. "Well this is certainly sickness. And if I didn't do it, who would?"