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Saving Jackie is a snapshot of a recovering addict’s attempt to strengthen her damaged relationship with her two estranged daughters. Mother, Jackie, recovers from a twenty-year crack-cocaine addiction as her daughters, Selena and Lorita, transition into adulthood. The eldest daughter, Selena, documents her and Lorita’s raw reconciliation process with their mother as it unfolds on to video.
Saving Jackie examines the long-term side effects of abusive behaviors on family relationships. Over the course of the 35 minute documentary, daughter/director Selena Burks revisits life changing events through the use of candid interviews and family photographs.