Cotton Land

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They call Glace Bay, Cotton land because of the large amounts of Oxycotin addiction since the mines shut down. Now, it’s a desolate landscape offering no jobs, no future. These simple painkillers that, if the wrapping is removed, and it is shot up, is the equivalent of 16 percodan. The documentary examines the drug-how it became a problem in the town’s, where it came from, why it was so easy to get and why the town can’t shake the monkey off of their back. The documentary hints at the slow progress it takes to build a small town back from complete ruin and it does manage to exit on a high.

Produced By: 
National Film Board
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