The First Door

The First Door explores the crucial role the residence system plays in helping refugees new to Canada. Through the perspective of Sylvain Thibault, the passionate Projet Refuge Coordinator, and three individuals with refugee experience, this film is an inside perspective on the challenges refugees face when resettling in Montreal. Project Coordinator Sylvain Thibault candidly shares the challenges of managing complex issues such as homophobia in a residence that places individuals from around the world in such close quarters. The film is especially timely given the threat of cut backs on these essential services.