The Family Statement

Friday, September 23 - Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Sackler family are one of the richest families in America, building a fortune on the back of addictive pharmaceutical drugs like OxyContin. Using messages drawn from their private family WhatsApp group, this film constructs a dialogue between the Sacklers and those on the frontline of the opioid crisis. Blending the family’s PR attempts at deflection with the often-unheard voices of those suffering, The Family Statement offers a poignant commentary on capitalism, corporate accountability, denial, and pain.

  • Running Time 15 minutes
  • Distributor Field of Vision
  • Director Kate Stonehill, Grace Harper
  • Producer Steven Lake, Executive Producer: Charlotte Cook
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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