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 reflect on attitudes they bring to their work – attitudes that make or break the relationship needed to provide practical and nonjudgmental health care.

Length: 45 minutes
Language: English
Director: Netti Wild
Producer: Netti Wild
Webpage: https://www.canadawildproductions.com/film/bevel-up/

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

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

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

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

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 of “Harm Reduction” served as inspiration for cast and crew to make “The Stairs”: several scenes are also used in the later film.

Length: 31 minutes
Language: English
Director: Hugh Gibson

This film is a springboard for a larger conversation to get abstinence-based treatment programs to incorporate harm reduction.

Length: 2 minutes
Language: English
Director: Van Asher
Producer: Van Asher
Webpage: https://sachr.org/

This film teaches people how to use fentanyl urine test strips to test their drugs prior to ingestion in an attempt to cut the risk of accidental overdose and let people know what is in the drugs they consume.

Length: 5 minutes
Language: English
Director: Van Asher
Producer: Van Asher
Webpage: http://www.sachr.org/

In this video the viewers will gain an understanding of harm reduction theory, how it is implemented and the positive health impacts. A film from the Regent Park Community Health Centre funded by the Drug Prevention Grant, City of Toronto.

Length: 12 minutes
Language: English
Director: Hugh Gibson
Producer: Hugh Gibson

This film examines strategies for substance users to manage diabetes, from the perspectives of a Peer Worker and Dietician at Toronto’s Regent Park Community Health Centre.

Length: 7 minutes
Language: English
Director: Hugh Gibson