Documentary about Opioid Epidemic in Huntington Nominated for Oscar

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) -

UPDATE: 1/23/18 8:45 AM

A documentary about the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia has been nominated for an Oscar.

Heroin(e), which was released in September, has been nominated for Best Documentary Short.

The other films nominated include Edith & Eddie, Heaven is a Traffic Jam, Knifeskills, and Traffic Stop.

The Academy Awards, are on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.

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ORIGINAL:

Netflix released a documentary about the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia.

The documentary Heroin(e) was released only on Netflix on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 and runs around 40 minutes.

The documentary follows three women, Jan Rader, the fire chief, Judge Patricia  Keller, and Necia Freeman, a Realtor who runs Brown Bag Ministries, as they battle West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic.

Netflix released a trailer for the documentary on Thursday, August 31st, 2017.

You can watch the trailer here:

 


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