Dead to Rights

    Pitch Video

    Exploring the limits of our current laws around mandating treatment from substances and the human rights of drug users.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 60 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Peter Cameron-Inglis ,  British-Columbia

    Synopsis

    Should the Province explore mandating treatment for those with severe and persistent addictions who are homeless and causing social discord? What other options are available in the face of this community crisis? Our story explores the growing tensions between municipalities and the Province over how to address homelessness and addictions in communities across BC. The government has responded to this epidemic by creating over 2000 supportive housing units but emotions are running high among business and neighbourhood groups. Some believe the solution is to have those with addictions and living without homes to enter into rehabilitation programs and not be supported with harm reduction resources instead. Is the resolution found in exploring the conflict between human rights & social order?

    Links

    Should the Homeless Be Forcibly Helped?
    The stats are in: crime hasn't gone 'through the roof'...
    It’s Easier to Get High than to Get Help

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