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First look: Craig and Brent Renaud spotlight America’s drug crisis in “Meth Storm”

Ahead of the premiere of Meth Storm at DOC NYC (Nov. 11), realscreen presents a first look at the documentary. Directors/producers Brent and Craig Renaud (Dope Sick Love, Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later) ...
November 8, 2017

Ahead of the premiere of Meth Storm at DOC NYC (Nov. 11), realscreen presents a first look at the documentary.

Directors/producers Brent and Craig Renaud (Dope Sick Love, Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later) embedded themselves in America’s drug culture to tell the story of rural, economically-disadvantaged users and dealers whose addiction to the “super drug” ICE and lack of job prospects have put them in an endless cycle of poverty and incarceration. Meth Storm also follows the police and DEA agents working to stop the cartels.

Filmed over the course of two years, the documentary spotlights an impoverished community in rural Arkansas where there is significant drug abuse due to a plentiful supply of cheap, potent imported crystal meth and a depressed economy that offers little incentive to get off the drug.

Meth Storm premieres Nov. 11 at DOC NYC and on HBO, HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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