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SUNDAY SCREENING: Seattle is Dying (2019)

Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

In this incisive documentary film, Eric Johnson, an local anchorman for Seattle’s KOMO, takes an in-depth look at the impact the drug and homelessness problem tearing apart one of America’s most wealthy and prosperous cities. How is it even possible? Johnson sets the scene:

“Seattle Is Dying. It’s a harsh title…. I’ll admit to you that I wrestled with the name for some time. Too dramatic, I wondered? Too dark? In the end I went with it because I believe it to be true. I believe that Seattle is dying. Rotting from within.”

This film is not about demonizing those who are struggling with addiction and homelessness and mental illness. On the contrary. Instead, it asks the question: why aren’t we doing more? Why don’t we have the courage to intervene in lives that are, in the face of a grave sickness, reeling out of control? Watch:

Run time: 60 min
Narrated by Eric Johnson
Production: KOMO-TV (2019)

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