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Q&A Panel: Community Screening ‘Anonymous Sister’

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Date September 26, 2023
Time 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Please join us on September 26th for a Community Q&A forum on the documentary film ‘Anonymous Sister‘ with Director, Jamie Boyle.

Anonymous Sister traces the rise of the opioid crisis and it’s history side-by-side with the personal story of director Jamie Boyle’s relationship with her sister who overcame substance use disorder herself. The film itself is both achingly personal and yet deeply relatable.

The film will be available for free for all participants for 48 hours before the forum, you will receive an email with the link. Please watch when you are able, and if you don’t have the time, please join us anyway! The conversation is sure to be incredible.


JAMIE BOYLE | Director, Producer, Editor

Jamie Boyle is a two-time Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker. Her work has played at Sundance, SXSW, DOC NYC, Full Frame, Hot

Docs, LA Film Festival, Human Rights Watch, and others. She was a recipient of DOC NYC’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list in 2019. She is the director of ANONYMOUS SISTER. She was the Editor, Producer, and Cinematographer for JACKSON (Showtime), winner of the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy® Award. JACKSON premiered at the LA Film Festival and was awarded Best Documentary at over fifteen festivals nationwide. She edited TRANS IN AMERICA: TEXAS STRONG, winner of the 2019 News & Documentary Emmy® for Outstanding Short Documentary and two Webby Awards. TEXAS STRONG was the first of a three-part series she edited that premiered at SXSW and launched on them. She was the Associate Editor and Production Manager on E-­TEAM (Netflix), which won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award and was nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys®, including Best Documentary.

She was the Director, Cinematographer, and Editor of the short documentary TAKE A VOTE, which highlighted the fight against voter suppression and premiered at DOC NYC in 2020. She was the in-house editor for the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. She taught at the Bronx Documentary Center, as a guest lecturer at Columbia University, and served as a judge for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

ADRIANE FUGH-BERMAN | Professor, Doctor

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD is a Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology with a joint appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Fugh-Berman co-directs the M.S. program in  Health and the Public Interest and directs PharmedOut, a GUMC research and education project that promotes rational prescribing,  exposes the effect of pharmaceutical marketing on prescribing practices and has had a profound impact on prescribers’ perceptions of the adverse consequences of industry marketing.

Dr. Fugh-Berman has authored many key articles in peer-reviewed literature on industry influence on medicine, including the first studies in the medical literature about how the pharmaceutical industry influences surgeons, pharmacists, basic scientists, and individual patients. Other key articles include an essay on how industry-funded CME is always promotion, a review of how industry uses social psychology to manipulate physicians, an exposé of how ghostwritten articles in the medical literature were used to sell menopausal hormone therapy, an article about how “key opinion leaders” are used to market drugs off-label, an explanation of drug rep tactics, a study on marketing messages in CME on fentanyl products, a survey about dentists’ attitudes towards opioids, a national survey of industry interactions with family medicine residencies, and a study that documents the effect of Why Lunch Matters, a presentation that is the first to document a significant change in physicians’ perceptions about their own individual vulnerability to pharmaceutical marketing.  Dr. Fugh-Berman has published many consumer publications as well. Dr. Fugh-Berman lectures internationally and has appeared on 20/20, Nightline, the 1A, the Diane Rehm show, and every major television network.  Previously, Dr. Fugh-Berman was a medical officer in the Contraception and Reproductive Health Branch of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NIH. She has also worked with the nonprofit Reproductive Toxicology Center and edited an award-winning CME newsletter on women’s health. Dr. Fugh-Berman graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a family medicine internship in the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx.

LESLIE ALFARO | Advocate, Shatterproof

Leslie Alfaro is a lifelong advocate for a more equitable society where everyone has access to opportunities to succeed.  Prior to joining Shatterproof, Leslie worked with the Bay Area Council where she focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and workforce policy advocacy. Leslie also worked with families in East Oakland for Children’s Home Society of California and served as a VISTA Volunteer for the City of San Antonio’s Head Start program.

Leslie earned her Masters in Business Administration from Western Governors University and her Bachelors from the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Sociology and minored in Global Poverty and Practice.

In her free time, Leslie enjoys watching live music and spending time outside.

DYLAN DUNN | Advocate, Assistant Director of SAFE Campuses

Dylan Dunn (he, him) is the Assistant Director of SAFE Campuses at SAFE Project (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic). Dylan has dedicated his career to transforming educational environments, systems, and programs to empower young adults in recovery and those impacted by addiction and overdose. In his current role, Dylan has worked with over students, staff, and faculty at over 400 college campuses to implement holistic student support, harm reduction and recovery programs, and provide professional development opportunities.

Prior to his work at SAFE Project, Dylan served as the Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator at University of Denver where he developed and launched recovery-support and naloxone availability programs in memory of Johnathan Winnefeld. From this work, Dylan was the recipient of the 2019 NASPA NOW Award for Innovation in Student Affairs. Before his work at University of Denver, Dylan was a founding advisor for the recovery support community at Colorado State University as well as a residence hall director, student conduct hearing officer, and case manager.

Dylan holds a Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University.