In 2010, youth homelessness in Rock County was a problem that few in the public knew about or acknowledged. Then director R.E. Burgos created Sixteen Forty-Nine, a moving and astonishing documentary film about the struggles of homeless teens in Rock County. The film was shown at the Beloit International Film Festival and later won the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth media award for 2010. The film created awareness of this local issue and led to the formation of the Project 16:49 organization.
Now, for the first time, the original film is available to be viewed on YouTube: