The Anonymous People – screening January 14, 2014 in Larkspur, CA

I’d like to inform you of a feature documentary film titled THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE that will be playing one day only at the Lark Theater in Larkspur, Ca. on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30pm. There will be a discussion after the film with people in the community including Sheila Ganz, filmmaker of On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery.

Anonymous People deals with over 23 million people living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma has kept recovery voices quiet and faces hidden for decades. What we see is mass media depiction of people with addiction that show the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery based solutions. They are questioning the approach the U.S. has taken with addiction: criminalizing a health condition, marginalizing those impacted, and giving superficial treatment to the chronic illness of addiction. This has resulted in an annual cost of over $350 billion, lost lives, disrupted families and communities.

Follow this link to order your ticket:  If you cannot attend the screening, or even if you can, consider contributing tickets to someone in recovery who can’t afford the screening, but would benefit from it. Buy a ticket and email, and she will print and donate the tickets. Please share this with friends.

The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures and celebrities who are speaking out to save the lives of others, just like them. This passionate new recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy towards lasting solutions.

Click on the link below to watch the film trailer: