RECOVERY FILM + VIDEO
A curated collection of film and video produced by individuals and groups that provide insight into staying clean and sober and helping others do the same.
Ann Dowsett-Johnston / TEDxHomebushRdWomen.
Self-aware and driven to educate others, Ann is the author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. She lives in Toronto, and travels the world spreading her message about the multi-layered relationship women can have with their glass of wine (or Scotch or any other drink of choice). Ann is winner of five gold National Magazine Awards, and spent most of her professional career working at Maclean's magazine. She also earned Southam Fellowship in Journalism and served as vice-principal of McGill. Ann is, however, best recognized for her expertise in higher education and alcohol policy. She earned the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and co-founded the National Roundtable in Girls, Women and Alcohol. A committed mother to a now-grown son and dedicated advocate, Ann is not only spreading her message through her writing - but working tirelessly for alcohol policy change in Canada.
The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination 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 people in active 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 is 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.