GENTLE BY BIRTH

A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT

THE STIGMA OF ADDICTION

In 2016, director Doree Simon lost her brother Kevin (23) to a fentanyl-laced heroin overdose. 

 

GENTLE BY BIRTH is a personal and thought-provoking short documentary film that challenges the stigma of addiction through a softer stylistic tone than we typically see in addiction-related media.

 

By juxtaposing Kevin’s life and fatal struggle with addiction alongside stigma and addiction expert findings, we explore the causes of stigma, proven ways to combat it, and treatment options her family wishes they had known about when Kevin was alive. 

 

currently in production -

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PRODUCTION STILLS

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