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Hometown: A Portrait of the American Opioid Epidemic

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An intimate look at the human faces of America’s current opioid epidemic. Seen through the eyes of a mother and the lens of a small town.

Director’s Statement

We set out to make a film that puts a human face to this tragic epidemic. A lot of people tend to forget about the hopes, dreams and aspirations someone had before becoming “an addict.” Shane Walsh could be anyone’s child, sibling, loved one or friend, and Salem, New Hampshire could be anyone’s hometown. It is my hope that this film will help to break the present stigma surrounding addiction and those suffering from it, and that someone who is experiencing pain will be able to watch this film and not feel so alone. If it does that for just one person, it will have been worth it.


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