Front Lines: Shorts Program

Front Lines: Shorts Program

65 minutes


Colin Askey, Canada, 2019, 18 mins

Inside Vancouver’s Crosstown Clinic, participants in a radical opioid-assisted therapy program, the first of its kind in North America, are provided with medical- grade heroin and a safe place to inject.

The Clinic

Elivia Shaw, US, 2018, 16 mins

Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.

Talking at Night

Eric Thiessen, Canada, 2017, 6 mins

For almost 40 years, a vital yet underappreciated mobile crisis centre in Saskatoon has been providing 24/7 support to people in distress.

Enforcement Hours

Paloma Martinez, US, 2018, 13 mins

The San Francisco Rapid Response Network maintains a 24/7 hotline where undocumented residents can call to report a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in their neighbourhood.


Anna Barsan, US, 2018, 12 mins

From the visual journalism unit Field of Vision, this film exposes a private company that offers to reunite detained immigrants with their families in exchange of exorbitant monthly fees and invasive monitoring.