CAN A FILM SAVE LIVES? –
Sept, 3, 2022 – The maker of lauded films including Risk (about Wikileaks) and Citizenfour(about Edward Snowden) was premiering All the Beauty and the Bloodshed in competition at the Venice film festival on Saturday.
The film examines the life and career of Goldin and her efforts to hold Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family, accountable for the opioid epidemic.
Goldin, a photographer whose work documented LGBTQ+ subcultures and the Aids crisis, founded the advocacy group Pain (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) in 2017 after her own addiction to OxyContin. The group puts pressure on museums and other arts institutions to end collaborations with the Sackler family, who have long been financial supporters of the arts.