Many Faces, One Voice: Secrets from The Anonymous People

Many Faces, One Voice is a must-read significant other ebook to the award-winning movie The nameless People. The e-book stocks the intimate and encouraging tales of individuals in restoration from dependancy who've uncovered their secrets and techniques to gentle and are battling to erase stigma and discrimination. In particular interviews, celebrities, politicians, restoration leaders and advocates inform their own tales in brutally sincere and breathtaking element, as they confront the ambiguity of anonymity and display the desire and gear of recovery.

"Greg Williams’ strong documentary, The nameless humans, helped swap the public’s view of the area of individuals in restoration and people who love them, beginning the doorways to a brand new knowing of the usually-hidden means of saving your self from dependancy. the recent publication Many Faces One Voice takes the messages of that movie to the subsequent point, with much more robust testimony and perception from a huge workforce of courageous, open souls. A relocating, tough and revealing portrait of the area of restoration today—and tomorrow.”
--Patrick Kennedy, Former Congressman, basic sponsor of the psychological overall healthiness Parity and Addictions fairness Act, Founder, The Kennedy Forum

Many Faces, One Voice is a set of insights for people, households and everybody tormented by America’s no 1 illness, and opens secrets and techniques to therapeutic ourselves and our society.

Bud Mikhitarian is an award-winning filmmaker and a manufacturer of The nameless People film.

Greg Williams is the director of The nameless People.

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In comparison to different vérité matters, it's tough to shoot. while you’re capturing teams, in particular, you by no means comprehend who's going to speak subsequent. it's a actual problem for one cameraman to shoot spontaneous discussion inside a circle of audio system and get the insurance had to be capable of edit right into a robust scene. yet along with his event and familiarity with the topic, he knew what to anticipate and he used to be there with the shot the instant it used to be wanted. Very tricky to do. “Then there's his technical prowess. He most likely is familiar with extra in regards to the expertise than any DP [Director of images] I’ve met. He not just shot the movie, but additionally from the very starting, concept during the complete technical method of the construction, how one can shoot the movie, what to shoot the movie on, the lighting fixtures package deal, and the plan going into modifying. The cachet and ability set he delivered to preproduction was once a good suggestion to me in construction the basis for the full construction, technically and aesthetically. ” I moment that emotion. thank you, Greg. Here’s a talk I had with Craig when we wrapped creation at the nameless humans and had an opportunity to take pleasure in numerous screenings of the completed movie. you could get pleasure from searching through Craig’s viewfinder to determine what he observed within the making of the movie. you may also see why i'm proud and grateful he's my brother. And my top guy. BUD. First, let’s set the list immediately. You’re no longer in restoration your self, correct? CRAIG. except nonetheless getting better from my final around of golfing, no. I’m lucky by no means to have had an issue with alcohol or different medicines. B. You labored with Greg Williams ahead of I did. How did you come back to understand him? C. As they are saying during this loopy enterprise, it’s who you recognize, correct? accordingly, I bought to understand Greg via my son, Mark, who's a pal of his. while Greg used to be doing cinema experiences at Quinnipiac collage, Mark stated to him, “You should meet my dad, he’s a filmmaker. ” There you cross. So, whilst Greg considered attempting to do a truth television sequence in keeping with restoration tales, I shot a few interviews and profiles for him. B. And inform each person how we bought excited by this awesome venture referred to as The nameless humans. C. good, these early tales that Greg pitched, unsuccessfully to MTV, have been quite often approximately teens in restoration, and very set the degree for constructing the bigger suggestion for The nameless humans motion picture. It proved to him and confirmed me that there have been a few compelling tales there. after which, in fact, you directed and that i shot a chain of dramatized vignettes for Greg concerning the hazards that school scholars face with alcohol and different medicinal drugs, which Western Connecticut kingdom college utilized in pupil orientation and prevention courses. So progressively, he was once bringing us into his international of provider and advocacy for dependancy restoration and we have been studying anything. Later, as a part of his master’s thesis at NYU, he desired to create this broader video at the topic, yet he couldn’t get provide funds to help it, so he took out a mortgage and invested his personal funds.

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