Eyes Wide Open recalls the experiences of people affected by an accidental opioid overdose and the emergency medicine naloxone. Based on true stories from 2 Canadian cities, this short documentary offers a window into the moment between life and death—and highlights the need for expanding overdose prevention.
Canada has the highest per-capita opioid consumption in the world. Naloxone, an emergency medication that reverses an opioid overdose, is not widely distributed. Produced by Memory Tree in collaboration with the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council Eyes Wide Open touches on an area of crime prevention through social development that affects communities across the world: the connection between problematic substance use, victimization and crime and the broader issue of working with people who are all too often the living at the margins.
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