Documentary (2011), 34 min., HD
In a remote northern reserve caught in the grips of a prescription drug abuse epidemic, a young woman named Doris is determined to overcome her addiction Oxycontin. In recent years, a rash of arson, violence and drug-related crime has overwhelmed her community of Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope). Against all odds, Doris, a 22-year old a mother of three, must overcome the many systemic barriers that prevent people from accessing treatment in an attempt to save herself and her family. She courageously tells her story to call attention to the dire situation facing the families and communities in the remote north of Ontario, Canada.
OFFICIAL SELECTION ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION Biindigaate Film Festival 2011
DVD copies are available from the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.
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