Netflix has released the official trailer for its original documentary short Heroin(e), about three women living in a West Virginia town who, in the face of the opioid epidemic, are giving their community a fighting chance.
The documentary, directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon, revolves around the efforts of three women – a fire chief, a judge and a social worker – to battle Huntington’s devastating epidemic, that led to the naming of the town as “the overdose capital of America”.
“I see this as a problem that has the potential to bankrupt the country” – Jan Rader, Deputy Chief at Huntington Fire Department believes, saying, during a car ride through the city, that “it’s sad when you drive around the city and say Oh, somebody died there, somebody died there. The other two “heroines” are Necia Freeman, social worker at Brown Bag Ministry, and Judge Patricia Keller at Cabell County Drug Court.
The song used in the trailer is “Don’t Shy Away” by James Edward McLean.
Heroin(e) is scheduled to be released by the streaming service on September 12.