A new movie by Dhojo Wahengbam on the severe rights violations committed against people who use drugs in Manipur.
Dhojo Wahengbam, a filmmaker and drug-user activist from Manipur, was one of fifteen people who took part in the HCLU - INPUD Video Advocacy Training in Budapest last autumn. The excellent movie he has now produced was exactly why we held the training. We believe that there is no better way of raising awareness of the rights violations committed against people who use drugs, than by using the words of drug users themselves. In the movie, drug users talk honestly and bravely about how police round them up in street raids, and publicise their personal data in newspapers, how they extort all the money they have, how they beat them up or shoot them, and how local clubs and the mob carry out reprisals against them and their houses.
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