A documentary in which six heroin addicts in recovery share their experiences with the filmmaker. The reasons they started using heroin, the effects of the drug, the difficulties in quitting. SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. Audience: Senior secondary, university, professional training
Produced by the People of Downtown Eastside in association with Crossroads Productions
Summary: A unique educational video documentary - made for and by injection drug users. Bill, Lori, Ed and Jacob are active addicts who share their stories and their experience with HIV, and living positive. As they interact with their doctors, nurses, support groups, community agencies, and each other, IV Positive reveals critical information on HIV and harm reduction. . . IV Positive speaks directly to users about the importance of shooting safe, getting tested and learning that HIV is not about death, it's about living
Contents: Getting tested -- What is HIV and AIDS? -- Finding a doctor -- Dealing with meds -- Learning about Hep C -- Eating right -- Food options -- Safe fixing -- Safe sex -- User groups -- Finding a support group -- Seeking recovery -- Staying clean
Includes pamphlet on questions to ask before and after watching the video
A powerful video in which teens are shown the effects that alcohol can have on co-ordination, vision, reaction time, the brain & other organs. 2 teens visit the Medical Examiner as he conducts an autopsy on 2 car accident victims - one of whom was an alcoholic. They visit bereaved parents & family to see the effects of losing a loved one to drunk driving. The video ends with a realistic simulation of the deaths of 3 teens who are passengers of a drunk driver. They attend their own funerals and see their parents read farewell tributes.
Audience: High school students. Explores some of the issues facing young men today as they struggle to define themselves amidst the flood of media-tenerated images of male physical perfection. Young patients grapple with problems such as steroid abuse, eating disorders, exercise addiction.