Australian Story - Valentine's Day (Heroin addiction)

This program features a harrowing and multi-faceted account of the impact of heroin addiction on an average, middle class Australian family.
Using remarkable and powerful home video footage, diaries, letters and the contrasting personal accounts of six different family members and friends, the program pieces together the life and death of a boy called Guy.
Guy, brought up in Sydney, died in Brisbane on Valentine's Day 1997. In raw, frank and painful interviews, which produced tears on both sides of the camera, Guy's friends and family are uncompromising as they talk about what happened and why.
They spare nothing in their descriptions of Guy's descent from straight-A student to hopeless addict, prostituting himself, pimping his girlfriend, stealing from his closest relatives.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Producer: 
Production Year: 
1997
Duration: 
27mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66
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