FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin

SUMMARY

A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

Role: Cinematographer          Run Time: 01:54:11          Publication Date: February 23, 2016

FULL CREDITS

WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY: 
Marcela Gaviria
EDITED BY: Brian Funck, Lindsay Utz
PRODUCER: Will Cohen
CO-PRODUCER: Brian Funck
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Timothy Grucza, Ben McCoy
FIELD PRODUCER: Timothy Grucza
CORRESPONDENTMartin Smith
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Tom Denison
LINE PRODUCER: Christine Canedo
NARRATOR: Will Lyman
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Charles Farrell
ADDITIONAL EDITING: Steve Audette, A.C.E.
CAMERA: Tim Matsui, Jake Swantko, Scott Anger, Jason Longo
SOUND: Drew Levinson, Jason Pawlak, Steve Roseboom

ABOUT

I met the Frontline team while working with the Public Defender Association and Drug Policy Alliance at an Obama White House hosted national convening on harm reduction.

My familiarity with the issue and connections with Seattle's harm reduction community led the Frontline team to bring me on board when they returned to Seattle for additional reporting. The team also licensed my coverage of the White House hosted convening.