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Community Film Series: Recovering Community
November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The United States is suffering a drug and alcohol addiction epidemic. “Recovering Community,” is an in-production documentary film produced by Hope Payson and Tory Estern Jadow of RC Productions, focusing on how this epidemic is affecting the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. While the Northwest Corner may seem, to some, a pocket of great beauty and tranquility, our communities are affected and devastated by addiction problems like the rest of the country. This film focuses on the specific and heartfelt stories of people with histories of trauma and addiction. Through interviews and other footage, the viewer is offered a unique window into the hardships and triumphs of an often marginalized, misunderstood, and stigmatized population.
*Since “Recovering Community” is still in the production stages, we will be showing the rough-cut edition and welcoming community feedback during our panel discussion!*
View the trailer at: http://recoveringcommunitymovie.com/trailer/
Panel Q&A: Discussion with the filmmakers and stars who are all from Connecticut!
5:30pm – Refreshments & Mingling
6:00pm – Welcome & Film Screening
7:45pm – Panel Q&A
The Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Community Film Series endeavors to stimulate connections, raise awareness, increase knowledge, and encourage dialogue about current issues impacting our communities. As part of our vision of eliminating discrimination and promoting excellence in our behavioral health system, we will offer a series of thought-provoking documentaries on topics addressing the secondary trauma of caregivers, incarceration and re-entry, veteran mental health, the opioid epidemic, the recovery movement, and childhood trauma.
Films are free and open to the public. Light snack and refreshments available starting at 5:30pm and films start at 6:00pm. The screening will be followed by panel discussions and audience question and answer sessions. Please join us to connect with those who share your concerns about ensuring our communities remain committed to addressing the behavioral health needs of all.