My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic

Sherri L. VandenAkker

“My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic” is a poignant documentary that intimately explores the journey of Bette VandenAkker, a nurse, wife, and mother who battled alcoholism. Directed by Sherri L. VandenAkker (Bette’s daughter) and Josh WE Hays, the film weaves together interviews, family photographs, medical records, and court documents to provide a raw and detailed perspective on the physical, emotional, and mental toll of alcohol addiction. Through her story, the documentary invites viewers to confront the realities of addiction and find solace in shared experiences.

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