Film fest shines light on addiction and recovery

HELPING OTHERS: Roberto Ferreira, director of the Recovery Foundation.

JOHANNESBURG will be hosting the Cape Town Recovery Film Festival for the third year running at the Bioscope in the Maboneng precinct on Monday, September 25.

The festival continues to focus on films exploring themes of addiction, mental health and recovery.

Hosted by the Recovery Foundation, in Oakdene, and its director, Roberto Ferreira, the festival has once again partnered with SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology).

This initiative aims to educate, entertain, inform and promote solutions and successes of recovery from addiction and other mental health problems.

It is part of the International Recovery Month initiative, which sees thousands of inspirational events take place around the world.

Addiction, alcoholism and mental health issues remain clouded by stigma and lack of understanding. The shame and ignorance often surrounding these conditions make accessing help lonely and difficult, despite the reality that we are all affected.

“Process addictions such as sex, gambling, eating problems, gaming and technology are seemingly increasing and the prevalence of stress, depression and other mental health issues across society are hard to deny while the solutions are too seldom celebrated,” said festival organiser Dougie Dudgeon.

“The Recovery Film Festival has once again invited the Recovery Walk Cape Town participants to finish their annual event with us at The Labia. The Recovery Film Festival can help people understand addiction and recovery.

“This will serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration. It is an important reminder that there are brave warriors meeting these devastating social challenges and constructively confronting them head-on with a range of game-changing projects and initiatives.

“The festival raises critical awareness of the enormous personal and social price that is paid,” said SACAP CEO Lance Katz.

The Recovery Film Festival highlights the heroic path to recovery that many have chosen, hopefully inspiring others to do the same. The festival opens with the multi-award-winning film, The Peacemaker.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased through

For more information contact Roberto on 074 185 6474 or email [email protected]

Issued on behalf of SACAP by Liquidlingo Communications

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