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Directed by Jeff Reilly

United States 2014 85 mins.

Focused on alternative methods to teen drug addiction and recovery in Houston, Generation Found offers a roadmap for communities looking to engage with these issues beyond the simplicity and brutality of the “War on Drugs.” The city, which faced a massive epidemic of youth addiction to drugs and alcohol, banded together to create a peer-driven recovery community through the tireless work of counselors, teachers, parents, church leaders, and other members of the local community. Archway Academy—a sober high school—is a critical focus of the film, and we follow several students in recovery who long to live a live free from addiction, with achievable goals and dreams like any other young person growing up in the US.

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Genres: Documentary



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.