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Oxyana (2013)

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Sean Dunne's Oxyana examines how the collapse of the mining trade in town of Oceana, West Virginia, has led to widespread poverty and drug addiction, with OxyContin being the most abused substance. The film focuses on how the widespread addiction problems hamper attempts at rebuilding the town, and details how various sociological forces came together to bring the town to its current lowly condition.

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The film is polished enough to open the door for discussion by political and movie-goers everywhere and emotional enough to warrant a reaction.

July 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Unblinking study of the Oxycontin epidemic in West Virginia. Essential viewing for those who care about the transformation of the USA into a 3rd world country.

July 12, 2013 | Full Review…

While Dunne certainly succeeds in shining a sympathetic light on those who are in the grip of addiction, he seems happy to leave the root causes and possible solutions in the dark.

May 4, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Unwavering and unflinching, Oxyana is anguished and hard to look at. It's a pained and uncompromising look at horrors that have decimated a community...

May 3, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A nervy portrait of the effects of economic colonialism and over-prescription of pain meds

April 24, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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