“Meth Storm” tells the story of rural, economically disadvantaged users and dealers whose addiction and lack of job opportunities have landed them in an endless cycle of poverty and incarceration. The documentary focuses on an impoverished rural Arkansas community where abuse is rampant, thanks to a plentiful supply of cheap and potent imported crystal meth and a depressed economy that offers little incentive to kick the habit.
A reception begins at 6:30 pm with the screening at 7 pm, to be followed by a brief conversation. The discussion after the film will be led by Dr. Stephen Powell, a family medicine doctor in Austin.
The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online and on the Facebook event page.
Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702