Director: Colin Askey
Producers: Robinder Uppal, Marc Serpa Francoeur
18 min | Canada
Languages: English

Lynda, an indigenous woman whose sons died tragically, and Max, the sole survivor of a horrific car accident, are heroin users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, infamous as Canada’s poorest neighborhood. As participants in a radical opioid-assisted therapy program, the first of its kind in North America, they are provided with medical-grade heroin and a safe place to inject. After years of turmoil on the streets doing whatever they needed to do to support their drug habits, Lynda and Max can finally focus on healing, free from the fear of overdose from the fentanyl-laced heroin that is devastating the community.

Finalist | Documentary Short, SIMA 2020

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