DAY ONE – Documentary Series at Cottonwood

Join us at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in the 2nd floor theater for a free documentary film screening: DAY ONE (2019). Donations appreciated. We’ll have a filmmaker Q&A after the film live via Zoom, please stick around!
DAY ONE (2019)
Follows a group of teenage refugees from war-torn countries who are enrolled at a unique public school for refugees and immigrants-only in St. Louis, MO, where 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 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.
Filmmaker: Lori Miller
“The stories told are inspirational and even, at the end, triumphant. We see friendships made, school lessons learned – and past traumas overcome…You can’t help but be inspired by DAY ONE. It’s a story of truly good people doing truly good work.” – Daniel Neman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Date : 09/06/2023 - 09/06/2023
  • Time : 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm (America/Denver)
  • Venue : Cottonwood Center for the Arts

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