Unique “Heroin(e)” documentary to be shown at Potomac State College


West Virginia University Potomac State College is offering a free screening of a new documentary detailing the opioid crisis in West Virginia, on Monday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Mary F. Shipper Library.  

“Heroin(e)” offers a unique focus on three women - Fire Chief Jan Rader; Judge Patricia Keller, who oversees drug cases in Cabell County, W.Va.; and Necia Freeman, a concerned street pastor; all of whom deal with the fallout of the opioid crisis on a daily basis. 

“Heroin(e)” details the acts of heroism performed everyday by these women as they do everything they can to combat the opioid devastation in their community. 

The documentary was created by WVU Alumna and Peabody award-winning filmmaker, Elaine McMillion Sheldon.  The film was also shown at the 44th Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colo. this past September.

The documentary screening is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.  For any event-related questions, please contact Nicholas Gardner at 304-788-6901 or ngardner@mail.wvu.edu .