Film Screening: Heroin: Cape Cod, USA

Location: 
Performance Center
Time and Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Reception: 6 pm
Film Screening: 7 pm
Panel Discussion to follow

Produced and Directed by Steven Okazaki

Heroin: Cape Cod USA is a gripping documentary centered around the heroin epidemic on Cape Cod. It has helped focus new attention on the power of addition and the toll it takes on addicts, their families and their communities. Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Steve Okazaki, this film follows eight young adults through their desperate world of addiction. The subjects are as frightening in their normalcy as the graphic scenes themselves as these 20 year olds talk openly about their singular quest for heroin.

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. Heroin does not discriminate between families - it can happen to anyone.

This event is a collaboration between Rise Documentary Films  and Mother Brook Arts  & Community Center

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THE PANEL

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LISE KING

is Co-Producer of Heroin: Cape Cod USA and founder of A Measure of Light, a multi-media production and consulting company. King is a documentary filmmaker who also servers as a social impact producer, consultant in media and communications strategy, and public health specialist. She has a BA in History from Mt. Holyoke College and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, where she also served three years as a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

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LINDA CUBELLIS

Linda Cubellis is featured in the film as one of the parents in the Parents Supporting Parents group.  She is now a co-facilitator and plays an active role helping other parents on their journeys living with addicted children.  Linda’s son, Corey, has struggled with addiction since he was a teenager.  He is now in Phase 2 treatment at Lakeshore Retreat. Linda was born and raised in Bourne, MA and has an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University as well as a Masters in Education from Fitchburg University.