Day One Documentary
DAY ONE follows a group of teenage refugees from war-torn countries who are enrolled at a unique public school for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as they are guided through an inspirational program of education, healing and trauma intervention by devoted educators, some of whom have chosen to relocate to the inner-city to support their students. Over the course of a year, we watch the kids progress through layers of grief and loss as they attend school, forge new friendships, and prepare to be mainstreamed into local public high schools. Their triumphs and tribulations all unfold with the St. Louis as the backdrop: a rust-belt city that has taken the bold step of welcoming immigrants as a solution for their growing socio-economic problems.
The Clinton Street Theater (View)
2522 SE Clinton
Portland, OR 97202