Heroin(e) is a fascinating, important short documentary about three women fighting the opioid epidemic in Huntingdon, West Virginia, where the overdose rate is ten times the national average. It follows a fire department deputy chief, a drug court judge, and a volunteer who works with prostitutes as they use a mix of normal and unconventional methods to try to help addicts. It's grim, obviously, but also extremely hopeful, and these women are doing amazing work.
Availability: Streaming on Netflix. Find out how to see all the shorts here.
Documentary (Short Subject): Absolutely. This is my pick this year.
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