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The Anonymous People (2013)

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Recovery is OUT - to change the addiction conversation from problems to SOLUTIONS. An independent feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions.


Greg D. Williams





Credited cast:
Tom Coderre Tom Coderre ... Himself
Tara Conner ... Herself
Laurie Dhue Laurie Dhue ... Herself
Don Fertman ... Himself
Frank Greenagel Frank Greenagel ... Himself
Chris Herren Chris Herren ... Himself
Kristen Johnston ... Herself
Patrick Kennedy Patrick Kennedy ... Himself
William Cope Moyers William Cope Moyers ... Himself
Jim Ramstad Jim Ramstad ... Himself
Bill White Bill White ... Himself


Deeply entrenched social stigma 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, a grass roots social justice 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. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and public figures 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 ... Written by Greg Williams

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15 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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Excellent!!! Everyone should see this film!
29 September 2013 | by anfinnertySee all my reviews

Whether you are in recovery, love someone in recovery or are still struggling with addiction, you NEED to see this film. This film does an excellent job of explaining the history of the recovery advocacy movement, what has worked and what hasn't, where we stand today, and the changes that are so desperately needed. From the opening shot, I was glued to my seat and I found myself laughing and crying. The film is both interesting and thought provoking. I left the theater feeling invigorated and empowered to become a part of this very important Recovery Advocacy movement. A huge thank you to the film maker and every cast member for creating this life-changing film.

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