Join us for a special screening of Day One documentary directed and produced by Lori Miller ‘83BC, '86BUS and executive produced by Peter Tao '82 MArch. There will be a pre-screening reception in the lobby of Wood Auditorium, followed by the film screening and conversation with the filmmakers.
Day One 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.