Meet the men whose lives intersect in a prison reentry and addiction recovery creative writing program. Learn, from their own words, what led them to commit their crimes, and witness the complexity of their ongoing stories on the outside, interspersed with interviews and appearances by Mayor Marty Walsh, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Sheriff Michael Bellotti, Governor Charlie Baker, Professor Randall Horton, Dr. Bertha Madras of Trump’s Commission on the Opiate Crisis, and more.
This film was created to give voice to the unheard, disempowered, and often vilified populations in the drug crises, the easiest targets caught in the most difficult cycles. Our hopes in sharing these stories were not only to inspire policy change and sentencing reform, but to promote public education regarding drug use and overdose prevention. In 2019, we will be submitting the film to festivals and touring nationally at high schools, universities and holding screenings, public events and panels to raise awareness and provoke the necessary conversations about mental health, criminal justice, addiction recovery, race, class and healthcare access.