While the media puts plenty of focus on addiction, think Lindsey Lohan and reality shows like Intervention and Celebrity Rehab, little has been done to shine a light on the recovery movement.
That's the premise behind the feature documentary The Anonymous People, screening at the Bellevue Theatre in Montclair Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m.
The film's creator Greg Williams sets out to discuss the solutions, rather than the problems, of addiction. The result is a powerful conversation about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
The film is meant to "out" those millions of Americans and give hope to the millions more still living with addiction, a reality that costs the country hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
The Anonymous People is an independent project that traveled to more than 17 states to collect 75 hours of footage from different voices of the recovery movement.