Canada has been gearing up for its 150th birthday, reaching its peak on Canada Day July 1. But the celebrations of the country's history include some sober considerations of what people have had to face to help make it great. I wrote and produced the description for Diana Dai's documentary My First 150 Days, which follows the three children and one grandchild of Melona Banico, who immigrated from the Philippines years earlier and has scrimped and saved to sponsor their own immigration. While Canada seems a promised land at first and the family is thrilled to be back together, realities start to set in and tensions get high. Will the family still be together by Canada Day? Enjoy this heart-rendering story of perseverance and love on TVO on July 1, and afterward on their website with Described Video on-demand (Ontario only).