#156 | IFI Documentary Festival Special | Mary Sue Connolly | Documentary Director (Overdosed)


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In the first of a series of collaborative Podcasts with the IFI @irishfilminstitute for their Documentary Festival this year, we're joined by Mary Sue Connolly.
Her film 'Overdosed' screens on Wednesday the 22nd of September at 6pm and is also available on IFI @Home
The IFI Documentary Festival is on now. Check out the programme here: https://ifi.ie/docfest/
Directed by Mary Sue Connolly "Overdosed" highlights the deadly American opioid crisis as it unfolds in the small town of Petersburg in rural West Virginia, the state hardest hit by this epidemic. Through interviews with former drug dealers, over-prescribing doctors, DEA agents and local community members, the film uncovers a shocking narrative of the pharmaceutical industry’s deliberate plan to target opioid sales to an impoverished, under-served community and the resulting addiction, prison and overdose cycles of its citizens.
Irish-born, investigative documentary filmmaker Mary Sue reveals the core humanity of the epidemic’s survivors, one of whom, Bre McUlty who at age 19 was the town’s leading heroin supplier, is now drug-free, and shares her story in an effort to educate others.
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