Film Screening: "The Stairs" by Hugh Gibson
The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, each of whom survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, each performs social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs is a non-judgemental character study of life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are by turns surprising, funny, shocking and moving.
The screening of the documentary will be followed by an informative and timely panel discussion on harm reduction moderated by Andrea Woo, from The Globe and Mail, which will also include Pivot Legal Society lawyer and sex work campaigner Brenda Belak, Jordan Westfall, President of the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs, and Coco Culbertson, Senior Manager of Programs at PHS Community Services Society.
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3N3
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