Avenues and Alleyways
Yesterday, I wrapped up post-production on a new documentary about the lives of several people who live in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
The Downtown Eastside is noted for high incidences of poverty, drug addiction, prostitution, violent crime, as well as an ongoing tradition of community activism. It has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of HIV infection in the Western world. Vancouver's drug problem has grown steadily worse over the last decade with the most common drugs being heroin, crack cocaine, IV cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine.
This documentary introduces the people who call the Downtown Eastside their 'home'.