Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
Crystal meth has become the drug of choice with teenagers in small towns across North America. It's cheap and easy to get, but also highly addictive and can cause permanent brain damage. Working in her home community of Hope, British Columbia, filmmaker Eva Wunderman documents a year in the lives of three families devastated by this drug. A high school girl moves in with her drug-dealing boyfriend, a young musician grapples with this powerful and seductive addiction, and a teenage girl becomes estranged from her mother. Steve Fachler, principal of DASP Alternate School, comments on his experience in working with these teenagers to complete high school.
Dr. Gabor Mate, physician and author of "Hold On To Your Kids", reflects on this phenomenon as part of a larger picture. Dr. Mate sees it as part and parcel of a general social-cultural breakdown-old social attachment structures of village clan, tribal community, neighbourhood and extended family have fallen by the wayside and been replaced by peer attachments. "Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear" sheds light on a rapidly growing problem for communities of all sizes across North America.
Director: Eva Wunderman
Producers: Eva Wunderman, Wunderman Films
Crystal meth has become the drug of choice with teenagers in small towns across North America. It's cheap and easy to get, but also highly addictive and can cause permanent brain damage. Working in her home community of Hope, British Columbia, filmmaker Eva Wunderman documents a year in the lives...