Hugh Gibson’s award-winning The Stairs intimately introduces us to three Regent Park public health workers committed to helping others with harm reduction while wrestling with their own complicated recoveries. Shot over five years with unobtrusive dedication and much like the path to recovery, the film is punctuated with moments of great hope and despair. An important film for Toronto and our times, and one that’s guaranteed to stay with you.
Following the film, Global News journalist Rachel Browne will lead an onstage discussion with The Stairs filmmaker Hugh Gibson, harm reduction worker and one of the film’s subjects, Roxanne Smith, and Em Carl from the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society.
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