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In 2006, 34-year-old Ben Rogers admitted himself to hospital in an attempt to rehabilitate himself after 18 years of heroin abuse. He died the next day, leaving behind 30 hours of unflinching video footage that he had filmed over the last two years of his life. Months later, Olly Lambert was asked to re-work this footage into the documentary that Ben was trying to make. This powerful film combines Ben's footage with family interviews to try and make sense of the complex life lived by an addict, and the impact it has had on those he left behind. Written by Olly Lambert

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tells much more than Hollywood drug addiction movies.
4 June 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

It has all been my dream/utopia that every single human being on earth should have at least one work (movie, book, poem, painting, sculpture, E=mc'2, etc).Yes Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addictis one of those works.And it deserves really high place in documentation history."Requiem For A Dream" and "Trainspotting" has always been accepted as the best works about Heroin addiction.But in my opinion Ben's work deserves more than these movies.Thanks Ben.You have done a really good job. Your ruined life will guide to many many people to have their life not ruined.I wish yours were not either.And I know you have tried your best. Love for you and your lovely dad/family. best luck to all heroin addicts all around the world


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