"Opiated: Life Beneath the Eyelids", is a hip-hop epic of tsunami proportions. With an original soundtrack from Denver's own, American Trash Republic. The film is a generational, regional, biographical piece about the misunderstood natures of drug addiction and the culture that coincides with it; a clash of cultures between inner city life and the suburban youth that fund the drug epidemic that Baltimore is so well known for today. The film is shot documentary style with a narrative arc giving it the tactile overtones of a visual diary, following the daily ritual of searching for your 'fix', the body operates on auto-pilot, the collapse of time, nodding in and out of consciousness. Days filtered down to minutes. Never knowing where or what will happen next. The story is told from the addicts' point of view to realistically represent the evolution of addiction. "Opiated", illustrates how easy it is to find oneself entangled in a web of self-destruction. All are lured with the promises ... Written by
The Visual Diary of a Baltimore Drug Fiend.
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