MILFORD — Several groups have come together to present a full-length documentary on the impact of the existing drug crisis on the community of Brown County.
Glory Girl Productions, in collaboration with LITE (Living In Transition Effectively), Kosciusko County on Drug Education (KCODE) and Anthem, will present a screening of the award-winning documentary, The Addict’s Wake, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at 210 W. Catherine St., Milford.
Admission is free, so tickets are not necessary.
(To view a trailer of the film, click here)
In the wake of the opioid crisis and the emergence of deadly fentanyl pouring into the United States, the impact of drug addiction rages on, destroying communities and families.
The documentary film – The Addict’s Wake – focuses on the people of one small town who, like those in so many communities across the nation, have felt the ripple effect of the addiction crisis in every corner of their county.
The feature-length film seeks to spur communities to take action and find a pathway
to hope and recovery.
“This film is a clarion call for community stakeholders to unite resources and ideologies to
fight back against substance-use disorder at a grass-roots level,” said film producer, Lisa
Hall, president of Glory Girl Productions.
“It takes you alongside a community searching for hope and solutions on the long journey from addiction to recovery.”
With meth, heroin, opioid addiction and deadly fentanyl, fatal overdoses were up 30 percent across the nation last year, according to the news release.
“While this film is set in the small community of Brown County, Indiana, it’s the story of
almost every county – small, rural, large, urban and inner city – in the United States,” said
Hall. “And this crisis hits every aspect of our society.”
The documentary shares interviews and perspectives from individuals and families
impacted, plus teachers, law enforcement, courts, neuroscience professionals and faith-based programs.
The Addict’s Wake has recently been selected to air on more than 300 public-broadcasting
stations throughout the country. It has earned acclaim with the Audience Choice Award at the Heartland International Film Festival, in addition to winning the Sedona International Film Festival’s Independent Spirit Award. The film has also spurred grant investment to create a shorter film that can be used in classrooms to help educate students and teachers about the impact of Substance Abuse Disorder, or SUD.