Love in the Time of Fentanyl

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 PST

As deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors—a renegade supervised drug consumption site that employs active and former drug users. Its staff and volunteers do whatever it takes to save lives and give hope to a marginalized community in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of people who use fentanyl and other drugs.

Fentanyl deaths are an epidemic across many states in the US. It affects all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic classes. We know that Fentanyl deaths and overall drug addiction are health emergencies draining available funds for treatment. What solutions are available? What can we do to stop this tragic loss of life in our communities? Join the conversation.

The Event

Free film screening followed by a compelling discussion with special guests and local organizations that are tapping into this very real epidemic. Register here:

Special Guests

Colin Askey (Director) is a filmmaker who focuses on issue-driven content for harm reduction, drug policy, anti-poverty, and social justice organizations. Recent work includes “Haven,” an award-winning short documentary set in Vancouver, about North America’s first prescription heroin therapy program.

Ronnie Grigg (Film Participant)

Local Organizations – TBD

“Love in the Time of Fentanyl” will premiere on PBS on your local KBTC Public TV station in March 2023. Please check the website for more details.  In addition, the film will stream on the PBS Video App on February 13, 2023.


Special Guests: Colin Askey, Ronnie Grigg, and Local Organizations

Sponsors: Indie Lens Pop-Up Franke Tobey Jones 

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Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Colin Askey

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