Canadian filmmaker to discuss documentary March 6

Canadian filmmaker Peter Findlay will screen his 2011 documentary “Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profit” March 6 at Shippensburg University.

The 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 Drugs.”

“Raw Opium” 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.

Findlay has 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 Journalism.

For more information about the film or the international studies major, contact Dr. Jonathan Skaff at 717-477-1907 or