Short Film: FRONTLINE FENTANYL, 23min., CAN, Documentary


Frontline posterCanada’s fentanyl crisis has struck British Columbia the hardest, with nearly 1,000 overdose deaths counted in 2016 for that province alone. Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside — considered ground-zero of the epidemic — has been left to fend for itself, while they await an expansion of alternative treatment and drug policy reform.

This documentary follows the Overdose Prevention Society and Spikes on Bikes — two grassroots community initiatives made up by users themselves, who respond, intervene and reverse overdoses in the neighbourhood on a day-today basis.

  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,960 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR T5i
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