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VIDEO: 22min ‘the Decrepit’ Homeless Drug Users in Vancouver have time in front of the camera

Via Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

Filmed in the summer of 2011, ‘the Decrepit’ is a micro-budget project (less than $5k) that was made to provide an empowering voice to the people of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

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  1. The majority of the people involved with helping this cause had a history of substance abuse and a high percentage of those people came from the Downtown East side

    The Servants of Hope is a non profit charity that has been helping the people of Vancouver’s downtown east side for the past 6 years. Alongside hot meals and warm coats they serve up a sense of hope and a chance at a new life. Below is a video link from Christmas 2012 over one hundred people came together to feed the homeless and do outreach we served over one thousand people that night

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  2. The producers of this short film are both recovering addicts who have both spent time living and indulging with drug addiction in Vancouverâs Downtown Eastside. Today they are both clean and sober with multiple years of recovery The reasons for the making of this film are many, one being educational the other sharing with those who have suffered, this is a view of what life can be like in addiction and how extreme addiction can be The video was shot entirely in the downtown eastside it is a compilation of two years work with a variety of themes.We hope that by watching this work people will get a better understanding from a real perspective of what can happen to anyone who may slip through the cracks of society and end up with a drug problem. Some of the material may seem to be offensive or extreme but our experience has taught us that you cannot sugar coat a disease. If our work will deter any single individual from this horrendous lifestyle we feel our goal has been accomplished At this time I’d like o point out that we have had no formal training in video photo editing producing or directing this project ran both on emotion and desire to carry a message from our perspective.

    http://www.archive.org/details/VancouverAddictionHomelessChaosPoverty

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