USA | 2010 | Documentary | 93min
THE HUNGRY HEART provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Dr. Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.
The film explores the struggles and challenges faced by Dr. Holmes and the simple and profound connection he forges with each of his patients. The Hungry Heart shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for in their lives. Interviews with older addicts discussing their recovery process are juxtaposed against Fred’s younger patients. The road to recovery is paved with success stories and strewn with relapses, and downfalls. The Hungry Heart profiles the many faces and diverse populations of those struggling with addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery.