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MY NAME WAS BETTE: The Life and Death of an Alchoholic

Documentary

A family's journey of understanding, forgiveness, and healing.



A compelling documentary that examines why women are twice as likely to die from alcoholism than men. A chronicle of alcoholism as it affected Bette VandenAkker (nurse, wife, and mother).


Filmmaker Sherri VandenAkker (Bette's daughter) interviews family, shows photographs, medical records, and court documents for an intimate look at the physical, emotional, and mental toll addiction takes. MY NAME WAS BETTE is a film with commanding emotional potency.

Awareness Film Festival 2013: Merit Award, Black Maria Film Festival 2013: Director's Choice, Indie Fest 2012: Award of Merit- (Boston, Massachusetts), Independent Film Festival- Best Feature-length Documentary.


Sherri VandenAkker was interviewed on ABC TV's, "THE VIEW", by Rosie O'Donnell.
http://abc.go.com/shows/the-view/video/pl55492969/vdka0_e391l37l

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Runtime: 1 Hour

Year: 2015
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