PBS North Carolina and RiverRun International Film Festival present a preview screening and online community conversation—Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Join us for a preview screening of an exclusive hour-long excerpt of Love in the Time of Fentanyl followed by a virtual discussion with local experts in the field of addiction, treatment and harm reduction. You are invited to ask questions and engage with the panelists via the virtual chat.
This upcoming episode from the acclaimed PBS documentary series Independent Lens, Love in the Time of Fentanyl, takes us inside a safe injection site that gives hope to a marginalized community ravaged by fentanyl deaths.
Reserve your virtual tickets by following the link below.
Virtual Event Details
- Date: Tuesday, January 24, at 7 PM
- Time: 7-8:45 PM (EST)
- Discussion topics include addiction, resources and treatment
- Virtual link to join the event can be found in your registration confirmation
- Leah Wright, founder and executive director of Wake Monarch Academy (the Triangle’s only recovery high school and1 of 43 in the country)
- Justin Garrity, MSW, LCASA, director of recovery services, Men’s Campus, Healing Transitions
- Loftin Wilson, harm reduction programs manager, NC Harm Reduction Coalition
About the film:
Love in the Time of Fentanyl Fentanyl overdoses are not unique to any region of the country or the world, for that matter. This film explores a time when fentanyl overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reached an all-time high and takes us on a journey with the staff and volunteers of the Overdose Prevention Society for an inside look. The doors are thrown wide open at this renegade safe injection site that employs current or former drug users. Its staff and volunteers save lives and give hope to a marginalized community, doing whatever it takes to remain open, in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of injection drug users.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Viewer discretion is advised. The hour-long preview of excerpts from Love in the Time of Fentanyl contains content that may be upsetting and triggering for viewers, including scenes of overdoses and stories of traumatic death and loss. This film and the discussion is not meant to promote, oppose or judge the use of drugs; rather this engagement event is providing a safe space and open forum to share and get a broader understanding of the issues.