[Theaterfacultystaff] Fw: Heroin(e) Documentary Screenings and Panels Featuring the Cast: October 4th

Biechler, Merri biechler at ohio.edu
Fri Aug 24 16:57:35 EDT 2018

This is going to be a very exciting event. Please encourage your students to come!


From: Miller, Rebecca
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 4:29 PM
To: Miller, Rebecca
Subject: Heroin(e) Documentary Screenings and Panels Featuring the Cast: October 4th

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Please join us in welcoming Emmy nominated Huntington, West Virginia Fire Chief Jan Rader, star of the acclaimed Netflix documentary Heroin(e) to the OHIO campus and Athens community on October 4 for two free documentary screenings followed by panel discussions. In addition to Chief Rader, the panel will also feature the other primary cast members, Necia Freeman and Judge Patricia Keller.

                       October 4, 2018

The screenings will be held:

12 – 2 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University

6 – 8 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville

Both events are free and open to the public, tickets are not necessary. Additional information is attached.

This event is sponsored by Athens HOPE, the Athens City-County Health Department and the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

About the documentary:

Once a bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow) shows a different side of the fight against drugs — one of hope. Sheldon highlights three women working to change the town’s narrative and break the devastating cycle of drug abuse one person at a time. Fire Chief Jan Rader spends the majority of her days reviving those who have overdosed; Judge Patricia Keller presides over drug court, handing down empathy along with orders; and Necia Freeman of Brown Bag Ministry feeds meals to the women selling their bodies for drugs. As America’s opioid crisis threatens to tear communities apart, the Netflix original short documentary HEROIN(E) shows how the chain of compassion holds one town together. (Shorts.tv)

In addition to being nominated for an Emmy, Chief Rader was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2017. She is also the first woman fire chief in Huntington and a proud graduate of Ohio University Southern.  2017. She

Rebecca Robison-Miller, MPA

Senior Director of Community Relations

Instructor, Department of Social & Public Health

College of Health Sciences & Professions

Ohio University

Grover Center W129D

Athens, OH 45701


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