ORANGE COUNTY’S AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, BEHIND THE ORANGE CURTAIN HARVESTS AWARENESS OF THE TEEN DRUG EPIDEMIC.
-For immediate release-
July 7, 2012—BEHIND THE ORANGE CURTAIN, directed by Brent Huff, was the winner of the Orange County Filmmaking Award at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival. The message imparted in the film will continue to shake up theatregoers while spreading the word about a frightening epidemic. The untimely deaths of our youth, caused by inappropriate pharmaceutical drug
use will permeate the theater at the presentation of this important documentary at the Stony Brook Film Festival Center for the Arts in New York, on Friday, July
19th at 7:00 p.m.
Behind the Orange Curtain is a stirring documentary film that delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse, zeroing in on one of the most affluent counties in the country, Orange County, California. Teenagers are dying of drug overdoses in record numbers and this film addresses the question, “Why is this happening?” Executive Producer, Natalie Costa, a concerned parent, stated that “The drug epidemic doesn’t discriminate; it doesn’t matter if you live on Park Avenue or on a park bench;” This film is a call to action.”
Several parents, who have lost children, share their thoughts on the prescription drug-abuse outbreak. Also interviewed in the film, are an Orange County DEA Agent, as well as coroners, psychologists, authors, drug counselors, doctors and former and current addicts. A segment with Congresswoman, Mary Bono Mack, an advocate for the end of prescription Drug abuse in America, is featured, as she spoke with concerned parents.
The film crew went undercover and was able to capture one “dirty doctor” in action. This particular doctor had written 27,000 prescriptions in a three-year period. Many of her patients were never even examined and several died as a result of using the prescribed pills. Is part of the problem simply greed in the medical and pharmaceutical industries? Why is little being done by law enforcement and the DEA to stop these dirty doctors?
Many compelling questions are addressed, such as, do therapy and interventions actually help? Are Twelve-Step Programs effective? Where are teens getting prescription drugs? Do teens think they are safer than illegal drugs? Are they raiding their parent’s medicine cabinets or are they simply getting the drugs online or from neighboring Mexican or Canadian Pharmacies?
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for parents to spend their life savings trying to save their children. One young girl interviewed, was caught printing counterfeit
money and was arrested with $13,000 in fake currency. After serving time in a
Federal penitentiary, she was released and subsequently admitted to rehabilitation centers sixteen times, costing her parents hundreds of thousands of
dollars. Another young girl suffered a stroke at a rave party; a young man is now
a paraplegic, unable to walk or talk.
It is our duty as citizens to do everything we can to prevent another untimely and tragic death because of a senseless overdose. Behind the Orange Curtain brings a strong call to action for this staggering tragedy of epic proportions.
Your influence and support of this imminent crisis can help save lives. It is essential that you help get the word out to as many people as possible. You may prevent future deaths and help create solutions and awareness for this catastrophe.
Please visit www.behindtheorangecurtain.net to check out the incredible press support for the cause, from ABC & KTLA News and numerous other publications.
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