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Fighting the Dragon With Luck

Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Fighting The Dragon With Luck is an uplifting documentary about recovering heroin addicts who attend a local community pharmacy for opiate replacement therapy. Seen through the eyes of six former addicts the 50 minute documentary retraces stories of hopeless addiction, survival, broken dreams, a new hope and eventual recovery. Featuring music from Aria Award winning female artist Clare Bowditch and soul singer Max White the film is an honest portrayal of the battle not only of drug addiction but the stigma and public perception of recovering addicts, told through firsthand accounts. Fighting The Dragon With Luck has premiered in most capital cities around Australia. In addition the film has gathered worldwide attention with showing at Drug and Alcohol conferences and film festivals around the world including Barcelona, London, New Zealand, India and most recently Reno USA. The goal of the film is simply to educate and break down barriers to recovery.
Release Date
2009
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Resolution Media in 2009.
Publisher no.
1104697 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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