Called From Darkness is a six-part documentary series that explores the spiritual dimensions of addiction recovery with an emphasis of finding community and recovering one’s own meaning and purpose.
Produced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto of TouchPoint Productions, Inc., specializing in inspirational films to help strengthen and build communities addressing addiction and homelessness, often intertwined, as social and spiritual crises.
The series was introduced with the release of Homeboy Joy Ride, a thirty-minute, exploration of the people of Homeboy Industries in East L.A. founded by Father Greg Boyle, S.J. The second in the series, Soul Sanctuary, was released in June and a third, Stand Down about homeless veterans is scheduled for Fall 2019. If you are interested in arranging for a community screening and discussion please contact Ruth Ann Barrett at 415-377-1835.
For a presentation on the series Called from Darkness download here.
Curated by earthSayer
Soul Sanctuary (Trailer)
At a synagogue in West Los Angeles there is a treatment center that approaches addiction as a spiritual malady. Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment center that saves lives through a comprehensive program of Jewish spirituality, psychotherapy, and the 12-Steps in a caring, community setting.
Harriet Rossetto, the founder, has discovered joy in her mission, “People come in hopeless and filled with self-hatred. Our goal is to offer them a sense of belonging in which they will find their own meaning and purpose.” Miracles happen here.
This is a miracle and it happens here because this is a sanctuary that provides healing and the potential for transformation.
As Rabbi Mark Borovitz puts it, “t'suvah is a Jewish concept that is a daily accounting of my soul...Addiction is driven by perfectionism, so now I don't always get it right but I have a way back through t’suvah."
Produced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto of TouchPoint Productions. For information contact Ruth Ann Barrett, EarthSayers.tv, 415-377-1835.
EarthSayers Rabbi Mark Borovitz; Harriet Rossetto