PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 PST
Location: Ridgefield (click for map)

Once a bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow) shows a different side of the fight against drugs — one of hope. This story is told from the point of view of three women who are working to break the cycle. Fire Chief Jan Rader spends the majority of her days reviving those who have overdosed; Judge Patricia Keller presides over drug court, handing down empathy along with orders; and Necia Freeman of Brown Bag Ministry feeds meals to the women selling their bodies for drugs. Find out how the opioid epidemic effects our community and what resources we have to respond to it.

Special Guests: Dallas Carroll, Clinical Director of Ridgefield Recovery Village; John Nohr Fire Chief of Clark County Fire and Rescue; Ann Donnelly, Mental Health Advocate

Sponsors: Ridgefield Community Library Old Liberty Theater

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/335154633639414

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 39 min

Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon

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