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A LESS LONELY ROAD is a stop-motion animation series exploring perspectives on substance use and addiction in Sydney, Australia.


This series will serve to

a) educate both healthcare providers and the general public,

b) facilitate discussions surrounding different public health interventions, and

c) foster a sense of community among individuals currently using/recovering from substance use.

This film series is divided into the following two categories:

1) Context: These short videos provide background information on current patterns of substance use in Sydney. These films also explore relevant research and public health initiatives.

2) Stories: These oral histories focus on personal stories of addiction.


Ariana Kam is a 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Scholar. She is also a current student at Boston University School of Medicine ('22) and a graduate of Harvard College ('16). 

This project is generously sponsored by








Disclaimer: This site is not an official Fulbright Program site. The views expressed on this site do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State, or the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.


Ariana further thanks the following individuals for their contributions to A LESS LONELY ROAD:

  • Senior Lecturer Kate Richards (School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University)

  • Dr. Elizabeth Conroy (Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University)

  • Dr. Ingrid Van Beek (The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales)

  • Carol Moore (Director, Moore Public Relations)

  • Melissa Eldridge (Coordinator, Parents' and Children's Program at Odyssey House NSW)

  • All of the Odyssey House clients and staff who have generously shared their stories

These videos use sound from Please see the pdf under the "methodology" tab to view a full list of work credits.



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