The Capistrano Unified School District will screen “Behind the Orange Curtain,” the award-winning documentary that discusses the abuse of prescription drugs in Orange County, in the theater at San Juan Hills High School 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
San Juan Hills High School is located at 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano.
The 55-minute film will shed a light on the rising problem of prescription drug abuse, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period with parents who have lost children to overdoses and law enforcement and medical experts.
“The drug epidemic doesn’t discriminate; it doesn’t matter if you live on Park Avenue or on a park bench,” said Natalie Costa, executive producer. “This film is a call to action.”
Several parents who have lost children share their thoughts in this movie about prescription drug abuse. Also interviewed in the film are a Drug Enforcement Agency agent, coroners, psychologists, authors, drug counselors, doctors and former and current addicts. U.S. Representative Mary Bono Mack, an advocate for the end of prescription drug abuse in the United States, is also featured.
The film was named Best Documentary Feature at the Metropolitan Film Festival of NYC 2012 and won the Orange County Filmmaker Award at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival.
— From a Capistrano Unfied School District article.