My Favorite Stone

The devastating impact of today’s opioid crisis on the younger generation is poignantly captured in this 9-minute short. We walk alongside Maggie who, at the age of 20, finds herself alone and without hope after falling into heroin dependency from a sports injury that derails her safe, suburban life. Few words are needed to convey the desperate place she inhabits; every emotion she feels is vividly captured by the camera, an intimate companion. And just when it seems all is lost she encounters someone from her past who brings everything back into a focus that puts Maggie on a course of revival and renewed determination.

Directed by John Wager (USA)