“I wanted to explore the hope that can be found on the other side of addiction, pain and despair. There’s a resiliency to the human spirit that deserves more recognition. As I researched and immersed in the recovery community in Central Ohio (where I’m from), I recognized that the individual hope I was looking at was directly tied to the community of drug court participants and practitioners who could look to each other and say “I know exactly what you’re going through.” That kind of a community is fundamental and essential, no matter who you are. So I set out to understand the small, daily battles and victories at the heart of one man’s recovery journey, and to acknowledge the role that our peers, our relationships and our communities play.”
Adam Meeks is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short film UNION COUNTY premiered in competition at the 70th Berlinale, and continued on to screen at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Maryland Film Festival, and numerous others.
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