Catalogue Number: MLF000
Producer: Midnight Lamp Films Inc.
Subject: Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult, Educators
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 95
Closed Captions: Yes
The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, who each survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, they perform social work in their old neighbourhood (Regent Park), while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs examines life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are surprising, funny, shocking and moving.
WINNER: BEST CANADIAN FILM - Toronto Film Critics Association
“Filmmaker finds hope in the haunted but humane souls of outreach workers... this timely, intelligent and important Canadian documentary... give(s) subjects the time and space they need to tell their own stories.” - Winnipeg Free Press
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