About: A feature documentary film about the emerging New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement.
100 People Must reserve a ticket before August 14th online http://bit.ly/1csB6y4 in order for the screening to occur.
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People will be told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
*Disclaimer: No footage has been or will be taken inside meetings held by 12-step fellowships. The project team has deep respect and admiration for the long-standing, beautiful tradition of anonymity at the level of film. The project intends to use the lessons learned from The New Recovery Advocacy Movement to uphold this sacred trust, while presenting different perspectives of what this tradition means for people in recovery. It is an undeniable fact that recovery is bigger than any one particular pathway, and the issues we must overcome together are bigger than any single component of recovery.