DOCUMENTARY (TRAILER) / 2015 / UK
Premiering Wednesday, January 13th in the UK
In a country awash with booze, 8 million Britons are considered alcohol dependent – and all of us know someone whose affection for the bottle is damaging to their health, their friends and family, their careers. In this groundbreaking documentary, My Name is… And I’m an Alcoholic tells the frank story of 8 people and their tempestuous relationship with alcohol: from their first drink, their love affair with booze and their despair as they hit rock bottom – to what it took to get sober as they built a new life in recovery.
DOCUMENTARY (TRAILER) / 2015 / CBC
Premiering Thursday January 21st on CBC’s The Nature of Things.
A Vancouver therapist triumphs over alcoholism and embarks on a mission to ensure his clients get the treatment he didn’t.
DRAMA / 2015 / DIR: ROB LEWIS / TRIPLE R ENT. / 0:25:00
SLLiP is a heartfelt, yet disturbing, look into the life of Cam, a hard-working, blue collar, family man, who is injured at work and is prescribed pain medication. What should have been benign pain treatment has become a painful addiction-one that could destroy what he cherishes most – Jessica, his beautiful wife and Keira, his treasured baby girl. What will happen as you watch one man’s powerful strength dissolve into weakness as he surrenders to his demons within the bottle? SLLiP is a narrative short film, based on true events that will touch you and your loved ones as you watch this story unfold into your own life.
NR / 0:42:00 / Documentary / 2009 / Dir: R. McClellan, J. Heinerth / Into The Planet
A brutally honest group of remarkable people share their intimate journeys from the darkness of drug and alcohol addiction to the light of successful sobriety. From a Harley riding, sober, motorcycle club to world-renowned, recovering psychotherapists, each personal story is intriguing and inspirational.
This colorful collection of speakers features a former heroin addicted ballerina who now works as a recovery coach in a sober coffee house, a rational skeptic whose scientific approach to sobriety is being embraced by more people each day, and Reverend Al, a chopper riding prison chaplain who shares his message of hope with death row inmates.
NR / 0:30:00 / Documentary / 2014 / Dir: LD Rowe / aRowe Films
Up-and-coming documentary film-maker, cinematographer and editor, LD Rowe of aRowe Films, reached out to KLĒN + SŌBR to share a riveting half-hour doc he'd produced of a young friend in her final days before entering rehab for her sixth time. Her candid recounting of how she had come to that point makes for a genuinely compelling glimpse into the thoughts of someone teetering on the threshold of recovery.