Fix, The

Fix, The

Junior, a father trying to turn his life around after years of heroin addiction, shares his deeply personal story of redemption and hope. With fierce determination and commitment to his family now, Junior acknowledges his earlier failures as a parent. He speaks openly about the passionate and compassionate medical staff of an innovative methadone clinic at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Junior is part of a peer educators training program at the clinic for hepatitis-C infected former junkies. The goal is to fight hepatitis-C within their community. While participating in The Moth Shop, a storytelling workshop hosted by Moth Radio, these typically silenced and marginalized members of society are given a powerful voice. On graduation day, the peer educators perform their stories. The impact of chronic hepatitis-C looms large in the daily lives of the participants. Individual stories are heard. For Junior, additional opportunities for public speaking and community activism challenge and strengthen his commitment to his family and his future. Family reunification becomes a possibility. He travels to SoHo to participate in additional Moth Radio performances. The Fix explores the concept of storytelling as an instrument of change and puts a human face on addiction and disease with sensitivity and grace.

 

 


Additional Information

U.S.A. 2013 – DCP – 72 Minutes
In English
Director, Screenplay, Producer: Laura Naylor
Print Courtesy: By the By Productions