Pushback

When there is nowhere else to go in the middle of winter, when all of the shelters are full, the Warming Room serves as last resort for people living on the streets of Peterborough, Ontario. For a community which, since the 2008 recession, has had one of the highest unemployment rates in Canada, homelessness has become a daily, graphic reminder of the cycle of poverty, mental illness, and addiction affecting so many. Follow the stories of five people connected to the shelter – four current and former guests, and one staff member - as they search for housing, security, and new hope in this raw and unflinching documentary.

A Free Food Films Production

Directed by Matthew Hayes

Edited by Rob Viscardis

Composer ELMS

Post Production by Outsideinside Creative