The Caring Community: Ithaca and the Movement for Supervised Injection Facilities – 2017
In 2016, the small city of Ithaca, New York made national news when its mayor and district attorney became the first senior elected officials in the United States to endorse opening a supervised injection facility (SIF) as part of a broad drug policy reorientation. This bold move not only raised the profile of advocacy for SIFs around the country, but started a conversation about the need for safer drug use spaces in small towns and suburban and rural communities. The Caring Community is a short documentary film that tells Ithaca’s story through the words of people who use drugs, elected and law enforcement officials, and healthcare providers.
Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York
Everywhere But Safe is a documentary film that examines public injection drug use in New York and charts a path toward healthier and safer communities. Filmed in New York City, Albany, Schenectady, and rural Columbia County, the film includes perspectives from people who inject drugs, public health experts, and government officials.