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Heroin: Walking Dead

52' (ENG, SPA)
In 2017 about 70,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to heroin. 23 million people are currently in rehabilitation due to drug abuse.

In comparison: during the entire Vietnam war (1955-1975), 58.159 casualties were recorded. The problem of heroin, and its chemical substitutes such as fentanyl, have caused president Donald Trump himself to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.
This documentary, recorded in Ohio, tells personal stories of drug addicts and how people try to help in this crisis. What caused this epidemic that does not distinguish between social class, race or gender?

Communities are not only flooded with heroine, but even worse with fetanyl and other substances. The emergency medicals are working non-stop, when they come back to the station from an overdose call, they often are back out to the next one within 10 minutes. And police officers and judges provide insights into their every day life and that they have to deal with addicts of all generations from 13 year old twins to grandfathers and grandmothers who overdose.
Original Title: Heroin: Walking Dead
Year: 2018
Length: 52' (ENG, SPA)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Miguel Toral
Produced by: Cuerdos de Atar

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