In recent years active users of illegal drugs have banded together in several American cities to form unions and engage in organized activism. “We ARE the People” (WATP) introduces the five original user unions in the United States and demonstrates how the War on Drugs is in actuality a War on People. The film explores the harms associated with, and stigma behind, many of the terms often used to describe people who use illegal drugs, including “drug abuser,” “addict,” “drug misuser,” etc. WATP also illustrates some of the ways that drug user unions not only provide support for their members but also actively fight against the stigma associated with drug use, and the war on drugs that sustains it.

The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and Sawbuck Productions are happy to present "We ARE The People," a documentary advocacy film on the state of drug user activism and union organizing in the United States. The film also offers insight into the process behind the formation of the United States Alliance of Drug User Unions (USADUU), a national federation of drug user unions across the U.S.

 "We ARE The People" is a documentary advocacy film on the state of drug user activism and union organizing in the United States.

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