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Sean Dunne

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About the Movie

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.


Customer Reviews

Horrifyingly real.

As sad as it is, this is life in WV. I know more than one person who has died or been put in jail because of drugs. I've never heard the term "Generation Lost", but I don't have anything that could describe it more accurately. I'm 23, and a good bit of my graduating class is in jail or dead for this reason. I worked in headstones for 3 years, and we saw more people die of overdosing than anything else. This film brought all of this to light, and as much as people from Oceana want to prove it wrong, this is the reality that we are living in. Well worth the money, fantastic film. I recommend this to anyone.

So Accurate - Must Watch

I feel like this is the forgotten story of this American Century. How we as a country recover the lost generation due to addiction and the crippling impact of obesity will likely define our standing in the world. Hopefully Oxyana is just the overture to a long national conversation about how to heal a very broken heart of the country. Addiction and poverty, not to mention an education system that ranks last in the world, will be the dominant challenges of this generation. Oxyana is a wakeup call to anyone who believes in American Exceptionalism and is a realistic look at the daily challenges most American's outside 250 miles of each coastline actually face.

My life

I've been a addict for 7 years ,this show was true but this town is one of many around the USA ! Nobody understands how hard these pills are to stop ! I call them the devil ! My life is a never ending search for pills as soon as I wake up to the time I go to bed I'm always focused on pills it's so sad everyone I love I block out and put them aside because of my addiction.IM so tired and feel so lost just need anyone to listen to me and don't ever abuse pain medication it's not worth your life family and always open to anyone out there that can help me get through this battle I'm going through please help my name is albert and I'm begging for anyone to call me 985-860-7200 I'm ready to change my life lost to many close friends over pills ,enough is enough! God bless and it's in your hands to change but u have to want to

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  • $5.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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