Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Everyone Has a Story....

I came across this very interesting documentary on twitter directed by Corey Davis a film director out of Atlanta. He's also apart of the City of Ink Family. This film literally had me in tears....PLEASE WATCH!! It's pretty lengthy but well worth it. We all make jokes about crackheads, unks etc. but everyone has a story. From this video we see that a lot of people got hooked and never saw it coming. It took one traumatic change in their life that they could never bounce back from. Others just experimented or it was apart of their lifestyle at the moment and ended up losing everything to just support a habit they fell hard in. These individuals all had potential, dreams and talents and all so quickly they can be washed away.

This definitely showed me how blessed I really am and that one bad decision can really bring a lifetime of pain. BUT I still feel their life isn't over....it will definitely take a lot of dedication, discipline and support to get their lives back on track but they have to WANT it. Some feel there is no way out but all it takes is that one person willing to listen and can begin to spark a interest in change. Thanks Corey Davis for shedding light on this epidemic that is still ruining lives and families.

Get to know the pages before you judge the books cover.....

J is for Junkie [Full Length] from Greedmont Park on Vimeo.

Greedmont TV presents a documentary by Corey Davis on a group crack addicts in Atlanta who live outside in a small cove behind a Texaco, infamously dubbed as the "Living Room." They share their stories and tell us what it's like to battle with a deadly addiction to crack-cocaine. "Growing up I never had a father, because he was out running the streets getting high… Right around the time I was born, the mid 80′s, African-American communities across the country was struck by the crack epidemic. Which robbed us our prideful culture and instantly perverted it into a counter-culture where playgrounds became warzones and families were destroyed." [Directed by Corey Davis]

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