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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 16 March 2023

As the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reaches an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society (OPS) opens its doors—a renegade supervised drug consumption site that primarily employs active and former drug users in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Love in the Time of Fentanyl is an intimate portrait of a community fighting to save lives and keep hope alive in a neighborhood ravaged by the overdose crisis.Vancouver, BC has a long history of drug user activism and harm reduction. All are welcome to share this film and to have a conversation about the importance of Overdose Prevention Spaces and how to build a safer world for people who use drugs.

The film will be screened on Saturday, March 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Clinton St Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.

There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker, Ronnie Grigg, after the screening. Ronnie is a a harm reductionist who is featured in the film and has experience working in overdose prevention sites in Vancouver, BC. 

A short film by Outside the Frame will be shown prior to the main feature. Outside the Frame provides homeless and marginalized youth a creative outlet, job skills, an audience and a sense of dignity and possibility through filmmaking.

Donations for the organizers will be accepted at the door.


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