This feature-length documentary takes us through one day in the lives of eight people, from seven cities, in different countries of the world, from first thing in the morning, through to the night.They all have something in common - all of them use drugs. But these people are not defined by their drug use. All of them have their unique personalities, stories, and social networks. And the environment in which they live, the attitudes they face, the laws to which they are subject, and the health services available to them, all have an enormous impact on their lives. This film seeks to challenge common myths and preconceptions about drugs and the people who use them. It gives a voice to those representing one of the most marginalised communities of our world, allowing them to tell their stories of love, hate, suffering, and happiness. It shows how they engage in social activism to break the silence and fight the stigma which shadows their days.
Watch the trailer of the movie:
The movie will be made public at the end of 2016. Until then you can catch it at the following festivals:
- Harm Reduction Film Festival at the 11th National Harm Reduction Conference in San Diego, California, November 3–6, 2016. Saturday 05.11.2016 at 16:00.
- VERZIO International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest. 12.11.2016. 12:00 Toldi Mozi
The film was produced by an international group of activists and people who use drugs, members of the Video for Drug Policy Reform Network, by the Rights Reporter Foundation.
Berlin: Claudia Schieren
Budapest: Éva and Oszkár
Jakarta: Edo Agustian
Lagos: Diana Joseph
Mexico City: Brun González
New York: Jimmy Ruiz
Simferopol: Alexey Kurmanaevskii
Co-directors and film crews:
Berlin: Alexandra Gurinova, Ágnes Pákozdi
Budapest: István Gábor Takács
Jakarta: Fazrie Permana, PKNI
Lagos: Kolawole Oreoluwa, Akeem Lukman, Muritala Raheemat Module
Mexico City: Karina Muscarina
New York: Taeko Frost, Matt Curtis
Simferopol: Igor Kuzmenko
Music: Róka Alapú Társadalom
Sound engineering: Péter Wagner-Puskás
Proof-reader: Jerry Dorey
Trailer narration: Karina Worku
Producer: Péter Sárosi and István Gábor Takács
Edited by: István Gábor Takács
Directed by: István Gábor Takács
Produced by the Rights Reporter Foundation
Supported by the International Network of People Who Use Drugs and the Open Society Foundations.