First Step Forward (Public 1)

83 minutesPGAges 12- 13Grades 7- 8

The protagonists in these films are all struggling with events in their pasts while attempting to move forward. The challenging circumstances will shape them — and give them the strength they need to regain a sense of control.

Intro and Q&A with Danielle Bayliss, director of Jellyfish, Eduardo Bertaina, director of The Loudest Silence, and Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, director of Cast Off, on April 20

Intro and Q&A with Danielle Bayliss, director of Jellyfish, Eduardo Bertaina, director of The Loudest Silence, Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, director of Cast Off, and Marit Weerheijm When Grey is a Colour on April 23

Content Advisory: discussion of suicide, coarse language, protagonist’s post-cancer treatment depicted onscreen, neglectful parent. family detained by immigration police, child has a difficult home life and physical struggle with parents is seen

Mental HealthFamilyPerseveranceAcceptance