A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs
A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs highlights how the lives of people who use drugs are affected by the global war on drugs. The film, produced in cooperation between activists and drug users, highlights individual stories through the course of one day in Crimea, the US, Germany, Nigeria, Indonesia, Hungary and Mexico. In doing so, it demonstrates how very seemingly parallel behaviours can result in very different consequences in different countries and contexts, in varying legal regimes, and in the context of hugely diverse access (and barriers) to life-saving healthcare provision, harm reduction, and social services.
The film additionally illustrates how people who use drugs themselves actively respond to repressive environments and engage in collective action and activism in striving to challenge – and to change – the policies and laws around them and, in so doing, improve the lives of their communities.
After the public screening, there will be a Q&A session with a diverse panel of activists, academics, and researchers. The panel will have the opportunity to discuss aspects of the film as well as the legislative and policy infrastructures that impact the lives and lived experiences of people who use drugs.
Film length: 86 minutes