Living the Promises premiers at the Awareness Festival.

“Living the Promises,” is a 10-minute jewel. In this documentary, four people free themselves from the tentacles of addiction by building honest relationships with horses. Most of the participants had over 15 years of recovery making the focus expanding recovery rather than the drama of addiction.

Living the Promises speaks to anyone who has struggled to feel at home in their own skin. A horse’s gentle nature provides respite from a harsh, internal critic and makes it possible to be compassionate toward one’s self. This film is proof that compassion transforms life into a joyous adventure.