There’s nothing greater than living,” says Ellis (above), who takes methadone. “We all want to live.”


Evidence shows that methadone is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder, cutting mortality by half or more. But a new feature-length documentary takes audiences on a journey across the planet to reveal differing, but often highly restrictive access to the medication. It unpacks the suffering imposed by methadone distribution regimes—impacting patients’ mobility, agency and chances of staying alive....

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November 2, 2019

1pm @ Village East Cinema. Panel with Will Godfrey, Editor-in-chief of Filter, Louis Jones, Dr. David Frank and Marilena Marchetti & Helen Redmond