Heroin(e) (2017)

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In this heart-wrenching documentary, a judge, a social worker and a fire chief do their best to combat the opioid epidemic in their West Virginia community.

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[Elaine McMillion] Sheldon's choice to follow three women pays off in a big way, keeping the viewer engaged and presenting a fuller picture of the former industrial town.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Heroin(e) demands better from the world outside those mountains. It does not let anyone distance themselves. It presents addicts and rescuers in the same frame, with the same respect. It asks you to see.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Heroin(e) [has] a knowing intimacy

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The simple lesson of this doc, which is surprisingly breezy and cheerful given the subject matter: a softer touch and a gentler approach is better in this terrible situation.

Mar 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

McMillion Shelton doesn't sugarcoat the severity of the crisis, but watching these women addressing it is oddly hopeful and entertaining.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Heroin(e) is a flashpoint in a national crisis with no end in sight, as another set of sirens preceed the closing credits.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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