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Source:  100 Days in Appalachia

Elaine McMillion Sheldon won a Peabody Award for her 2013 interactive documentary “Hollow,” which examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of McDowell County, West Virginia residents.

McMillion Sheldon’s latest, documentary short “Heroin(e),” chronicles the lives of three women in Huntington, West Virginia — a fire chief, a drug court judge and a street missionary — who are battling the opioid epidemic.

The filmmaker recently spoke with John Temple, author of of “American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic,” about the film and making a living as a documentary filmmaker in Appalachia.

Read the story at 100 Days in Appalachia.

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