Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon
This documentary is one of this year’s five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject. The film was directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon (11/8/16). This documentary takes a straightforward look at the opioid crisis within Huntington, West Virginia, where the overdose rate is ten times the national average.
This film focuses on the work being done by a trio of women. The fight against this growing epidemic is shown in the courts and on the streets. The filmmakers did a nice job capturing the unfortunately commonplace nature of overdoses within Huntington. They also managed to get a number of candid interviews with both the users and those trying to save them. This one deals in facts, but doesn’t shy away from the emotion.
This is a great documentary that doesn’t play with the facts or push any agenda beyond saving lives. Fans of documentaries should be sure to see this one. I would also suggest this one to anyone looking to understand the truth about the opioid crisis in America. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars.