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Date of Completion: 2018 | Run Time: 75 minutes | Language: English | Captions: Available on Streaming / Not on DVD | Includes: Transcript and Discussion Guide | Directors & Producers: Hannah Dweck & Yael Luttwak
GUEST HOUSE documents the lives of three previously incarcerated women living in a re-entry home. Through their stories of trauma, relapse and survival, the film exposes the challenges of reintegrating from the prison system while recovering from addiction and battling recidivism. In this pivotal moment of transition, the women draw support from staff and one another to rekindle hope and work towards rehabilitation. By humanizing addiction, the film reframes the life choices that led them into a broken criminal justice system and challenges the social stigma attached to addicts and offenders. In doing so, it makes the case for what is needed to achieve lasting recovery: treatment programs, community support and accountability.