AWI Voices With Impact 2022: World Premiere of Short Films Exploring Substance Use Disorder and Recovery

The world premiere of 5 short films around the topic of Substance Use Disorder and Recovery, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

About this event

Films that were screened at this premiere on June 27 included:

  • “Bloom” by Asha Alaji-Sharif
  • “Coming Home to Myself” by Feyannie Hung & Nicole Kennedy
  • “Once Upon a Time” by Athena Russell
  • “Promise” by Lane Michael Stanley
  • “Save The Queen” by Lucie Rachel and 1990s Chris

The premiere was followed by a week-long festival of dialogue and discussion from June 29 – July 1. All sessions were free and open to the public.

You can view the recording for this event on Facebook and YouTube!

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)


Date:June 27, 2022
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
I felt in community with others who were able to share in my experiences. "
-Premiere Attendee


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