Bevel Up - Drugs, Users and Outreach Nursing

Bevel Up - Drugs, Users and Outreach Nursing

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Bevel Up follows street nurses as they reach out to people working in the sex trade, and people who use drugs in the alleys and hotels of Vancouver’s inner city. Most importantly the nurses reflect on the attitudes they bring to their work—attitudes that can make or break their relationships with the people to whom they provide practical, non-judgemental health care on a daily basis.

The Bevel Up Educational Playlists offer viewers a dynamic way to learn through more than four hours of additional footage, interviews and a Teachers Guide. The interactive resource gives students and instructors in the healthcare field access to the experiences of practitioners who work with people who use drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Bevel Up - Drugs, Users and Outreach Nursing, Nettie Wild, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Nettie Wild
  • editor
    Michael Brockington
  • director of photography
    Kirk Tougas
  • producer
    Fiona Gold
    Juanita Maginley
    Betsy Carson
    Nettie Wild
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli
  • production manager
    Betsy Carson
  • post supervisor
    Betsy Carson
  • DVD design
    Ian Kirby
    Caleb Bouchard
  • original concept
    Caroline Brunt
  • production team
    Caroline Brunt
    Fiona Gold
    Liz James
    Elaine Jones
    Janine Stevenson
  • location sound
    Jeff Henschel
    Jon Ritchie
    Kirk Tougas
  • additional cinematography
    Rolf Cutts
  • assistant editor
    Neil Thompson
    Erin Cummings
  • production assistant
    Carlo Bodrogi
  • transcription
    Trace Sitter
    Elaine Walkden
  • post-production facilities
    Finale Editworks
  • re-recording mixer
    Dean Giammarco
    Ewan Deane
  • sound editor
    Jeff Davis
    Christine McLeod
  • audio services
    DBC Sound Inc.
  • legal services
    Brahm Martz

  • None

    What a bunch of amazing , caring and inspirational Nurses. ♥️

    None, 14 May 2019
  • None

    This documentary is the reason I started working on the DTES. It gave me inspiration at a young age and drove my nursing career to where I am today. Helping the people that need it the most.

    None, 12 May 2019
  • SerenityRanch

    Serenity ranch addiction treatment centre is thinking of getting this film it looks good.

    SerenityRanch, 8 Jul 2011

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