Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers

Heroin(e)

Director Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Jan Rader in person

(Elaine McMillion Sheldon, 2017)

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Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Documentary, Short Subject), Heroin(e) is a powerful look at the opioid crisis in Huntington, West Virginia, where the overdose rate is 10 times the national average. Sheldon, a Peabody Award–winning filmmaker, focuses on signs of hope emerging from the center of the epidemic there by following three women who are working to break the devastating cycle of drug abuse, one person at a time. One of those remarkable women, Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, joins us along with the film’s director for what’s sure to be a memorable evening. (39 mins., video)

Copresented with Ohio State’s Center for Folklore Studies and The Appalachian Studies Network.

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Heroin(e), images courtesy of Netflix

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Heroin(e), images courtesy of Netflix

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Heroin(e), images courtesy of Netflix

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKERS SERIES

Corna Kokosing

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Heroin(e)