"Over the course of three decades, HBO Documentary Films has brought dozens of riveting documentaries on America’s shifting drug addiction crises to the screen. More than ever before, opioid, alcohol and methamphetamine addictions afflict a growing number of Americans. With a team of Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and in partnership with health experts, advocates, government agencies at the federal, state and local level, HBO brings an innovative approach to humanize and de-stigmatize these issues. This panel will present case studies of recent, current and forthcoming documentaries including “Meth Storm: Arkansas USA"" from directors Brent Renaud and Craig Renaud (debuting here at SXSW Film 2017), “Heroin: Cape Cod, USA"" from director Steven Okazaki, “Risky Drinking"" from directors Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Perri Peltz, and the forthcoming documentary “Warning: This Drug May Kill You"", from director Perri Peltz.
Panel participants will include:
• Brent Renaud, Director, METH STORM: Arkansas USA
• Craig Renaud, Director, METH STORM: Arkansas USA
• Sara Bernstein, SVP, HBO Documentary Films"