ONE DAY AT A TIME
Northern Light Productions is producing for worldwide television a documentary film about one of the most remarkable and significant—yet largely unknown—stories of the 20th century: the emergence of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our documentary will tell the history of AA and 12 Step Recovery in the US and worldwide, speak to the science of addiction, the healing legacy of the 12 Steps and how they work and point to youth based initiatives which are changing the demographic and the culture of 12 Step Recovery.
In communities around the world there are hundreds of AA meetings taking place in any given week. In a single meeting one can find construction workers, lawyers, students, housewives and homeless people, all united by the common bond of mutual support in the face of addiction. Few institutions in American society are more far-reaching, diverse and enduring; few communities are more egalitarian and vital; and when it comes to dealing with arguably the greatest scourge of our society—addiction—no organization is more widespread and influential. AA’s approach to the treatment of alcoholism has shaped the understanding and treatment of addictions to all substances and behaviors including, drugs, food, sex, gambling, spending—even workaholism and has spread to 170 countries across the world with over 114,000 groups and two million members.
The fact that no documentary film has ever made a film about 12 Step Recovery is almost inconceivable. Northern Light Productions’ film ONE DAY AT A TIME will be a definitive non-fiction telling of the story of the beginning of AA, it’s growth into a worldwide network of support that offers hope and recovery to millions of people every day, its relevance today and the challenges it faces going into the future. This story will resonate deeply with millions who have benefitted from AA, those who could, and those who love them.