May 6 – 16, 2021

Original Body of Pain

Synopsis

Original Body of Pain captures the intense and often generational nature of addiction through portraits of two women trying to escape its clutches. But as these new mothers chase recovery, infant drug withdrawals, relapses, and incarcerations will test their resolve and threaten their families’ futures. Meanwhile, home health nurse Joanna Christoph treats the emerging issue of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with grit and heart.

This film screens with the documentary Dead in the Water

Sponsored by Piedmont Federal Savings Bank

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