KIXE PBS, in partnership with Independent Lens, ITVS and the Shasta County Arts Council will present “Love in the Time of Fentanyl” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, live at Shasta County Arts Council, 1313 Market St., Redding. Online at https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/65hxy.

When the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada, reached an all-time high, filmmaker Colin Askey began filming employees and volunteers at a safe injection site, also known as a supervised consumption site. The resulting film, “Love in the Time of Fentanyl,” shares a deeply personal look at people struggling with addiction. The timely film moves past the stigmatization of injection drug users and walks alongside those most vulnerable in the overdose crisis.

Join in after the film to learn how to deliver Naloxone and discuss the overdose crisis, our community’s response and the first responders who care for people who use drugs. Speakers include Raven Hoopes, harm reduction specialist, Hill Country Health and Wellness; Dr. Kyle Patton, Shasta Community Health Center; Jill Phillips, Shasta Substance Use Coalition; Sgt. Aaron Hollemon, RPD; and Susie Foster, CMO, Hill Country Health and Wellness.

RSVP for Live event in Redding at www.eventbrite.com/e/love-in-the-time-of-fentanyl-free-screening-tickets-506527335897.

RSVP for the virtual event, wherever you are, at https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/65hxy.

“Love in the Time of Fentanyl” premieres on PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at on KIXE PBS channel 9 and streaming live on www.kixe.org The film will be available to stream on the PBS Video App beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14.

For more information contact Robert Keenan at rkeenan@kixe.org or 530-243-5493.

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