• Director: Raul Gallego Abellan
  • Country: Nepal
  • Year: 2018

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Pani: Women, Drugs and Kathmandu shows the global reach of the opioid crisis and the courage of drug users who strive to overcome their addiction. In Kathmandu, where women’s drug use and addiction is taboo, life is hard for female opioid addicts. Shunned by society and with limited access to rehabilitation services, many turn to sex work and petty crime to survive. This documentary offers unique access into the lives of eight brave women who strive to recover against heavy odds and the former users who help them along the way. Evoking empathy, understanding, and compassion for those affected, it uncovers the impact of a worldwide epidemic on Nepali society.

Rated PG-13; includes graphic depictions of drug use. 

This film will be available for streaming until midnight on Saturday, October 5th.

To learn more, visit https://www.panidocumentary.com/

Related: Download the Tricycle Teachings e-book Addiction, a collection of Buddhist wisdom and advice on addiction and recovery.