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Weekender: Story of Addiction & Canada’s Justice System

Sitting in a jail cell in Penetanguishene on a cold evening in January 2017, recovered alcoholic Scott Grandy begins to wonder if his part-time sentence might just be – for him – a death sentence… Weekender tells the story of Scott Grandy and his recovery from addiction as he tries to rebuild his life and clean up the wreckage of his past actions. With generous funding provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, Weekender takes an intimate and in-depth look at both addiction and the Canadian Criminal Justice System, as Scott serves out his sentence and faces the realities awaiting any addict inside a Canadian correctional facility.

Featuring interviews from legal and medical experts, law enforcement officers, friends and from Scott himself, Weekender attempts to tackle the question of whether or not Canada is setting addicts up to fail in the name of the law.

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