In Colin Askey’s Love in the Time of Fentanyl, executive-produced by Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Red Rocket, Tangerine), the opioid crisis in Vancouver, Canada is explored on an intimate level. Following the story of a forward-thinking overdose prevention center in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood, this documentary offers an in-depth look at the fight to combat the epidemic.
A group of misfits, artists, and drug users operates a renegade safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL is an intimate portrait of a community fighting to save lives and keep hope alive in a neighborhood ravaged by the overdose crisis.
Director, Editor, Producer: Colin Askey
Producers: Monika Navarro, Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Cinematography: Colin Askey, Eric D. Sanderson
Executive Producer: Sean Baker, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen
Produced in collaboration with ITVS and with support from the Sundance Institute