Support the film «Every reason to be happy?»
The film was financed by our production company I Can’t Believe My Eyes (French acronym JCPMY), with the support of Fédération Addiction, along with Médecins du Monde and the MILDECA. Today, we need your help and support to enable the film to be seen by the widest possible audience: more screenings, more accessibility, more promotional materials (such as posters…).
Every reason to be happy?
Have you ever known anyone who had everything going for them?
Smart, funny, good-looking, from a well-to-do family… Cédric had everything going for him. But by the time he got out of high school, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. And by 35, he was dead…
Now, years later, Cedric’s younger brother Jérôme shudders at the possibility of reliving the same nightmare with his 10 year old daughter, unless he can better understand how someone so privileged could fall victim to substance abuse.
On a quest to uncover the effects addiction has on siblings, Jérôme sets out to find other brothers and sisters of addicts willing to share their experiences with him.
From Paris to New York to Barcelona, he discovers the empathy they all have in common, as they strive to protect their own children and the next generation from this scourge…
A unique journey into families
The first reviews
It sheds new light on a topic that has been discussed many times. Here no guilt, nothing to attract, but beautiful images that make us travel from New York to Barcelona to Champagne area. These are slices of life that give us hope and strength.
This is not yet another frightening film about the dangers of drug abuse, with testimonials from former addicts whose impact is dubious. The film highlights rare points of view that nevertheless allow us to identify with and show the extent of the repercussions of drug use on loved ones.
It’s precious material for us parents, because beyond the issue of dependence, we’re all bound to pass on to our children things that we’d prefer them not to inherit, but we have to live with that and help them move forward as serenely as possible.
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