The Hungry Heart

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– For community or public screenings of the movie, royalty prices, and/or information about the director and folks from the movie attending a Q and A, please email: Director Bess O’Brien at bobrien@pshift.com to discuss dates and prices.

The Hungry Heart purchase options:

  • Personal Use: Only for private screenings (in your living room). No public screening rights are given with purchase of personal use DVD. Special Deal: Buy The Hungry Heart movie for personal use and get Here Today (a documentary on Heroin addiction) for only $10 more! Click here for more information.
  • Library Use: For public libraries only. Private colleges/universities must buy the educational package.
  • The Educational Package is for any organization, institution, school, or state agency for internal use only. No public or community screenings permitted without permission from Bess O’Brien. The educational package includes:

• DVD of The Hungry Heart

• 2 Extensive study guides featuring discussions on important themes explored in the film including: “filling the hole with drugs”, stigma, recovery, patient/doctor relationships, listening skills and ways of treating people in recovery, pros and cons of suboxone, relapse and  the disease of addiction. Exercises and writing prompts to start conversations @ the film. Action steps for moving forward.

• Special DVD features including addiction specialists talking about prescription drugs and recovery, best-selling author David Sheff of Beautiful Boy speaking about his son’s struggle with addiction, and more conversations with parents about their children’s struggle around opiate addiction.

• Bonus! Downloadable Mindfulness CD

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Description

Fred and DustinThe Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.

Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone, suboxone helps many addicts in their recovery process– for some taking suboxone is a crucial stepping stone to long term recovery, for others it is a crutch, for others suboxone is abused and diverted onto the street. Through the film we see Dr. Holmes struggling with these challenges and trying to make sense and keep the faith in the midst of many contradictions.

Most importantly however, as the film progresses we begin to see the simple but profound connection that Dr. Holmes creates with each patient The film shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for but do not have in their lives.

In addition, the film interviews a number of older addicts who talk about their recovery process juxtaposed against Fred’s patients. The road to recovery is paved with both success stories and strewn with relapses, downfalls and tragic losses. However, through the movie we see the many faces and diverse populations of addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery.

• DVD of The Hungry Heart
• 2 Extensive study guides featuring discussions on:
Important themes explored in the film including: “filling the hole with drugs”, stigma, recovery, patient/doctor relationships, listening skills and ways of treating people in recovery, pros and cons of suboxone, relapse and  the disease of addiction.
Exercises and writing prompts to start conversations @ the film.
Action steps for moving forward.

• Special DVD features including:
Addiction specialists talking about prescription drugs and recovery.
Best-selling author David Sheff of Beautiful Boy speaks about his son’s struggle with addiction.
More conversations with parents about their children’s struggle around opiate addiction.

•Bonus! Downloadable Mindfulness CD

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