The Stairs, a documentary by Hugh Gibson

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We've been talking a lot about drugs, addiction and the opioid crisis here in Calgary. But we don't often hear from users themselves. An award-winning documentary called The Stairs follows three social workers who help drug users through harm-reduction methods while also battling their own addiction issues. It was shot over the course of 5-years in Regent Park, a notorious Toronto neighbourhood. The Stairs opens this week in Calgary. Hugh Gibson is the man behind the movie. He spoke with Doug Dirks.

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