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Through a Blue Lens

Veronica Alice Mannix
1999 | 52 min
Constable Al Arsenault, along with six other policemen, document the people on their beat to create a powerful film about drug abuse. This group of officers developed a unique relationship with addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In this documentary, drug addicts talk openly about how they got to the streets and send a powerful message of caution to others about the dangers of drug abuse.

Awards and distinctions

  • The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Prize - Category: Adult Education - with a cash prize of $3,000US
    International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize, Tokyo
    2000
  • The Japan Prize - with a cash prize of $5,000US
    International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize, Tokyo
    2000
  • Chris Award - Category: Social Issues
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
    2000
  • Award for Most Inspirational Short film or Video - given by the Youth Jury (Ages 13 +)
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
    2000