Director(s): Grace Harper and Kate Stonehill
Producer(s): Steven Lake, Grace Harper and Kate Stonehill

2022 | 15 min | USA
Languages: English

Using messages drawn from a family WhatsApp group, The Family Statement constructs a conversation between the Sackler family and those afflicted by the opioid crisis. Well-known for their philanthropic efforts, the Sackler family have been less forthright about the ways they’ve benefited from selling the opioid painkiller Oxycontin. The Family Statement brings the notoriously private family into dialogue with those living the consequences of the opioid epidemic, offering a poignant commentary on capitalism, corporate accountability, denial and pain.