Day One

1 Hr. 33 Min.

Screening format: DCP

Follow a group of refugee teens from war-torn regions in the Middle East and Africa on their bewildering journey toward something approaching normalcy in the American Midwest. As they learn to live with their traumatic pasts through an incredible program of healing, intervention, and education from an impassioned group of St. Louis educators, Day One reminds us what we're capable of when we embace and help refugees instead of turning our backs.

Community Partners: Talent Procurement Executive, Moroccan Olives


All About MKE Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and cultures and communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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