A Heroin Documentary is Coming to HBO Later this Month


HBO will air a documentary on modern heroin addiction later this month.

In what has to be the complete opposite from the Sesame Street event that occurred earlier today, HBO today announced that it will air a documentary on heroin addiction. The documentary, eye-catchingly titled HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA, will focus on heroin addiction in America. Specially, heroic addiction in Cape Cod.

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According to a synopsis posted by HBO, the documentary will focus on eight specific addicts as they live their lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It will also feature a “cinema-verité” style, so surely Godard would be proud.

I will avoid posting direct details about the eight individuals involved with HEROIN  for those that may find this subject a bit difficult to handle. Those who find themselves squeamish around needles should also be advised to skip out on visiting the website.

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HEROIN is directed by Steven Okazaki, a director with many awards for his documentaries, including an Emmy Award and a Peabody. HBO is also quick to point out that Okazaki has produced many projects for the network over the years, including other drug related docs. Basically, your average feel-good fluff.

Without a doubt HEROIN is going to be a tough watch, but the drug itself isn’t exactly pretty. For those that are curious, or perhaps just morbidly curious, HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA, will premiere on HBO Monday, December 28th at 9:00 EST. It will air several other times on that day, and then again on January 6th.

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It will also be available via both HBO GO and HBO NOW.