Entries by BrendaSarg

SACY Fentanyl Film

SACY (Supporting and Connecting Youth) is a progressive, multi-faceted, health promotion initiative focused on substance use. It is conducted jointly by the Vancouver School Board (VSB) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). SACY’s 13 Engagement staff members carry out strengths-based, evidence-informed prevention and health promotion activities throughout VSB’s 18 Secondary schools, 20+ Alternative schools and (to […]

WAHRS – The Healthcare Experiences of Aboriginal Peoples Living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

A short film featuring Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society’s (WAHRS) community-based participatory research project, Talking Circles. Specifically, this film is a visual production of WAHRS’ recent publication in Social Science & Medicine, which focuses on research findings related to Indigenous peoples’ experiences accessing healthcare. The overall goal of this film is to serve as an […]

The Stairs

The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg, and Roxanne — harm reduction workers in Toronto’s Regent Park struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years of triumphs and heartbreaks, The Stairs is informed by and viewed through the lens of lived experience. Its intimate portraits defy stigmas of substance use and sex […]

Bevel-Up – Drugs, Users, and Outreach Nurses

Bevel Up is an educational film designed to give students and instructors access to the experience of health care practitioners who work with persons who use drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A team of street nurses reach out to youth, sex workers and street-entrenched men and women in Vancouver’s inner city. Most importantly the nurses […]

Safer is Better:For Andrew

One mother’s powerful story of continuing to fight for her son, even after losing him to a fatal overdose. Length: 5 minutes Language: English Director: Colin Askey Webpage: https://www.castlemountainmedia.org

Safer is Better: For Amber

Amber’s parents Michael Roberts and Kristin Bretthauer talk about what it was like losing their daughter to an overdose and why they support safe consumption spaces. Length: 5 minutes Language: English Director: Colin Askey Webpage: https://www.castlemountainmedia.org

Safer is Better: For Marah

A mother’s fight for safe consumption spaces in Seattle after losing her daughter to an overdose. Length: 6 minutes Language: English Director: Colin Askey Webpage: https://www.castlemountainmedia.org

Safer Sex Work

Two Peer Harm Reduction Workers at Toronto’s Regent Park Community Health Centre examine safer strategies for street based sex workers. Length: 5 minutes Language: English Director: Hugh Gibson

Harm Reduction

This 2011 film, examines the stories of Peer Workers, clients and staff from two organizations in Toronto: The Regent Park Community Health Centre and Street Health. It focuses on how the Crack Users Project (CUP), a harm reduction initiative, led to healthier outcomes and defied stigmas about substance users and street involved persons. The making […]