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.