Film About Drug Addiction on Cape Cod to be Featured on HBO
A new documentary shinning a light on the nation’s current opioid abuse epidemic is focusing on a quiet Cape Cod town to demonstrate it’s not only major cities dealing with this crisis.
Heroin: Cape Cod, USA, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Okazaki, follows the lives of eight heroin addicts in their 20’s living in Falmouth.
The 76-minute film will premier nationally on HBO December 28 at 9 p.m., but the Cape Cod Times reports a special screening will be held Dec. 17 at Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Arts Center.
The early screening is free, but registration is required HERE.
According to broadwayworld.com, the individuals spotlighted in the film talk candidly about their experiences of drug use and their lives on the Cape.
Opiate-related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the U.S. since 2001. In 2014, Massachusetts had more than 1,250 deaths from heroin overdose; today, 85% of the crimes on Cape Cod are opiate-related.