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Faces of Addiction, the Movie

$1,690 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Created October 5, 2018
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My name is Eric Hatch, and I'm the originator of Faces of Addiction, a 501 (c) (3) organization.  We are soooo close to meeting all our goals, but this one needs your help.

Faces of Addiction seeks to make our understanding of addicts more humane and less a product of fear and prejudice. We do this through a collection of  50 gallery-quality photos, life stories, and sound clips.

The photos are 95% done, as are the stories. Two gallery showings are scheduled, a flip book is being designed, and a collateral physical book is contracted.  All that is great, but we're not done.

Our goal is to have 500,000 people or more experience these "faces of addiction."  Once you've seen the pictures and heard or read some of the stories, your view of addicts and addiction will be changed.

We have been encouraged to produce a 23 minute documentary based on the interviews and visuals, plus some live footage.  These will be used for prevention programs for high schools and for help in active drug recovery programs, taking the project out of the gallery and beyond the web, into  places where it is most needed.

 A 3-minute movie version exists, and some clips.  But the 23 minute documentary depends on funding.

This campaign is to fund the movie, build the associated educational programming, and publicize Faces of Addiction.

You can go to our website and meet most of the photo volunteers, see a  3-minute movie, and contribute.  Or you can help us right now!  We need to get this movie made by Jan 15, so GO FUND ME.

Faces of Addiction website 



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Update 4
Posted by Eric Hatch
12 days ago
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Faces of Addiction helps with prevention and recovery.
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Update 3
Posted by Eric Hatch
25 days ago
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The following letter arrived yesterday from the last portrait volunteer we photographed. This project helps addicts directly, as you can see.

Hello, this is Kristin Williams. I just wanted to share with you that I affirmated (completed) my in patient program at Sojouners on Monday Dec. 17th! I am now staying with my friend Mary (the one that was with me the day you listened to our stories). I have 4 months clean and now that I have learned new skills, my next step is to transform my life. I'm excited! I plan to attend the opening of your show. I hope all is well with you. Merry Christmas and God bless everything you are doing.
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Update 2
Posted by Eric Hatch
1 month ago
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Great progress! Pictures are printed, framed, and at the gallery. Story boards being mounted. Book proof has been reviewed; looking to upgrade the paper stock. Making connections with interested parties in taking Faces of Addiction to the next stage, which is completing the movie and doing two edits -- one for recovery, the other to support prevention.

Please continue the donations -- every dollar will be put to project use, specifically for getting us to the next stage as described here.

Also, if you're interested in the photography and process side of things, check out this article in All About Photo:

https://www.all-about-photo.com/photo-articles/photo-article/416/faces-of-addiction-opens-viewers-hearts
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Update 1
Posted by Eric Hatch
3 months ago
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Photographed another volunteer today ... nearly done with that phase. Also, local NPR station WVXU did a feature on us; the online version is here: http://www.wvxu.org/post/new-exhibit-asks-viewers-listen-addicts-through-photography
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$1,690 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Created October 5, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Faces of Addiction Inc
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Loveland, OH
EIN: 824767813
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