Anonymous Sister

Institute History


When her mother and sister, battling chronic pain, become severely addicted to prescription opioids, director Jamie Boyle begins a sweeping examination of America's largest drug epidemic and her family's descent into it. As the personal and the national stories unfold in parallel, Anonymous Sister will chronicle the insidious rise of opioid addiction through home video archives, eyewitness accounts of doctors and regulators on the front lines, and the class-action lawsuits surfacing across the country. Spanning 30 years, Anonymous Sister is an intimate, first-person expose of the opioid crisis, offering unprecedented insight into a society that puts the lives of its citizens second to the profit of corporations.


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