The film «Every reason to be happy?»: winner of a prestigious Award of Merit from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition!
Impact DOCS recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who contribute to profound social change. Documentaries were received from 30 countries. Entries were judged by highly qualified and award winning professionals in the film and television industry.
In winning an Impact DOCS award, we join the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning director Louie Psihoyos for his 2016 Best of Show – Racing Extinction, Oscar winner Yael Melamede for (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies, and Emmy Award winner Gerald Rafshoon for Endless Corridors narrated by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, and many more.
Congratulations to all the team and thank you again for your support!
Every reason to be happy?
Have you ever known anyone who had everything going for them?
Jerome, a born optimist with a sunny disposition, worries that his teenage daughter may be facing some of the same demons that claimed the life of his older brother, Cedric.
Cedric had been a smart, good-looking talented young man from a well-to-do family. He 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 gone.
On a quest to uncover the effects addiction wreaks on families, Jerome sets out to find other siblings of addicts who can share their experiences with him.
From Paris to New York to Barcelona, they break down together the silence and misunderstandings that surround drug and alcohol addiction, as they bring some hope and relief to their pain.
Jerome’s quest becomes a unique journey to the heart of the family…
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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