The Anonymous People ~ Classroom Edition
Directed by Greg Williams
You asked for it, and now it's here: our new 50-minute version of The Anonymous People, edited specifically for use in high school classrooms or any setting in which a shorter, language-appropriate version is preferable. This acclaimed documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction has been in high demand since we released it over a year ago.
Educators, counselors and clinicians know that addiction reaches into all schools, regardless of age, race, gender or income level; here's the award-winning film that deals head-on with the real problems faced by addicts and their families, and offers hope for lasting change, despite deeply entrenched social stigma that's kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.
Now is the time to educate students about the real facts of addiction and recovery before they become independent members of society. Shrugging off traditional cautionary stories that students have learned to distrust, The Anonymous People tackles addiction and recovery for what it is: a social and medical issue that's been misclassified as criminal for over half a century.
Students who watch The Anonymous People 50-minute edition will unequivocally learn:
- Addiction isn't a sign of weakness or lack of character, it can happen to anyone
- Shame caused by public stigma keeps most addicts from ever seeking recovery, or even admitting their problems
- Sometimes even the families of addicts can make mistakes that keep the sufferer from finding and holding onto recovery
- Addiction isn't hopeless, even long-time addicts with "ruined" lives have found help and achieved solid, long-term recovery
- We can change the laws and the societal ideas that keep this medical condition locked in the "dark ages"
The Anonymous People revolutionizes the way addiction and recovery are discussed, and provides powerful knowledge of the nature and treatment of substance abuse. Teach and inform with The Anonymous People - Classroom Edition and empower effective participants in a public dialog that grows more important with each passing year.
Can ANYONE purchase this version? Yes, this 50-minute presentation provides all the vital information any audience needs to spark meaningful discussion or begin the process of taking independent action, and many groups may find its shorter length more accommodating to time-sensitive gatherings.
PLEASE NOTE that the $89 rights package is for classroom use only and that Public Performance Rights (PPR) are specially priced at $249 - $100 LOWER than any of Kino Lorber EDU's other films, and the same as the feature-length The Anonymous People.
If your institution has already purchased public performance rights for the full-length The Anonymous People, you qualify for a significant discount on PPR for this abbreviated version. Please contact our sales staff for more information.