Overdosed: Documentary Screening
123A Parade Quay, Waterford, Ireland
Central Arts hosts a public screening of the new documentary film Overdosed by Irish filmmaker Mary Sue Connolly. Overdosed highlights the troubling turmoil of the opioid crisis in America, as witnessed in the small town of Petersburg in rural West Virginia, the state hardest hit by this epidemic. Through interviews with former drug dealers, over-prescribing doctors, DEA agents and local community members, Mary Sue Connolly uncovers what is a shocking narrative of intentional placement of opioids in this under-served community by the pharmaceutical industry. Overdosed allows viewers to witness the hidden forces behind this crisis, giving its victims a human quality, while raising the all-important issue of how this deadly epidemic unfolded.