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Having lived life on the streets, Andy guides "at risk" students to stay away from the notorious Downtown East Side of Vancouver. Andrew discusses his recovery from both schizophrenia and heroin addiction. Employing his films as visual aids, he discusses past and future film projects and engages students in discussion on timely topics. He is currently producing a feature film based on his life story.
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"Mr. Fiore came in to do a presentation to my senior BASES class. My students have mild learning disabilities, but many are also at-risk. Andy gave a brief overview of his background and the hurdles he's had to overcome. His experiences on the 'street' definitely had an impact on those students looking to downtown as an 'escape'. Excerpts of his videos were shown, depicting how difficult it is for many trying to survive downtown, particularly women who have been victimized. Many of these women fail to report crimes against them for fear of being detained themselves. It was a very worthwhile presentation. My students had little fear in asking Mr. Fiore questions. He provided sound and accurate responses and supported what was previously discussed in my class. I highly recommend Mr. Fiore as a guest speaker for Planning 10 classes or classes with behaviourally-challenged, at-risk students!!"
Linda D Stewart / Teacher
"An ideal learning environment is created when a timely topic is combined with an engaging vehicle to carry the message. Andrew Fiore accomplished this with our students at Newton Learning Centre. His presentation addressed sex trade worker abuse, mental illness and addiction. Fiore’s candid account of how he has overcome challenges in his journey with mental illness and poignant documentary film clips of interviews with sex trade workers underscored the importance of listening to stories as a starting point for change through compassion and empathy."