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Part of GFF's Social Justice Film Series, sponsored by the Mauro Family Fund! These impacting and politically driven films will stir you from your seat and into action! Enjoy the show, and don't forget to vote for GFF's Audience Choice Award after, sponsored by Recycle Everywhere!

For over 50 years, alternative medicine practitioners have advocated the use of acupuncture as part of treatment for drug addiction. However, few people know that this practice evolved in large part thanks to the Black Panthers, radical liberation politics and Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Tupac Shakur’s stepfather. Dope is Death turns the clock back to 1970, at the height of the heroin epidemic in the South Bronx, where a group of political radicals—fed up with inaction—occupied New York’s Lincoln Hospital. Under the leadership of Shakur, the Lincoln Detox clinic became the first and only politically run drug treatment program funded by the US government. Inspiring and enraging in equal measure, the story of Lincoln Detox and the civil rights organizations that supported it testifies to the continuous need to explore this period in US history—a time that, until recently, has often been misrepresented. - Hot Docs 2020

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Mia Donovan