Ravetz, A., Wahl, H., 2017.
My Recoverist Family
An LGBT+ group from Greater Manchester are on a non-linear journey through recovery from substance use. Presided over by performance artist and high wire avant-guardist David Hoyle with supporting artist Jackie Haynes, their trips around the north west culminate in a once - and only once - live arts performance at Manchester's international arts venue HOME. Cutting between final performance and nomadic workshops, the film bears witness to these recoverists' unique perspectives on addiction, the vitalising power of art and friendship and on what it is that they - and we - need to recover from. Commissioned by Portraits of Recovery.