'Hungry Heart' gets another screening

May 22, 2014
The toll opioid addiction takes on families and communities is explored in the documentary “The Hungry Heart.”

Belfast — By popular demand, there will be an encore free screening of “The Hungry Heart,” a powerful documentary about opioid addiction in a small-town New England, Thursday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

In early May, “The Hungry Heart” was shown to a packed audience at the Colonial Theatre. Panel members and audience members spoke, including Belfast Chief of Police McFadden, who said the pill problem is a community issue that everyone needs to address.

“I wouldn’t be a police officer here if we couldn’t do something about it. It’s a social issue, that it’s accepted. We’ve got to change that. We’ve done it with drunk driving. We’ve done it with smoking. I think we can do it,” he said.

The screening of “The Hungry Heart,” which provides an excellent first step in understanding the opioid abuse epidemic in rural New England communities, is sponsored by Seaport Community Health Care Center. Community members will be given information about joining the local anti-drug initiative. Members of the recovery community are strongly urged to attend and become involved.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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