filmmaker to discuss documentary March 6
filmmaker Peter Findlay will screen his 2011 documentary “Raw Opium: Pain,
Pleasure, Profit” March 6 at Shippensburg University.
program, free and open to the public, is at 6:30 p.m. in Dauphin Humanities
Center Room 051. Findlay will discuss his work following the screening.
The film is
part of the university’s International Studies Program’s 14th annual film
series. This year’s theme is “Pot, Penicillin and the Pill: A Global View of
focuses on the opium poppy, the raw material for heroin. Findlay and his crew
journeyed around the world to film conflicting forces battling over the opium
poppy and the sale of heroin created from it.
worked in documentary production since 1990. He has traveled extensively across
Canada and the United States, as well as throughout much of Europe and the
developing world. In the past year, he directed projects in the Yukon, Vietnam,
southern California and Singapore. Findlay has
degrees from Ryerson University and the Columbia University Graduate School of
information about the film or the international studies major, contact Dr.
Jonathan Skaff at 717-477-1907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.