56 minutes. Funded by ITVS and broadcast on public television across the U.S. in 2009
Produced and Directed by JP Olsen and Luke Walden.
Photographed and Edited by Luke Walden.
Narration and musical score by Wayne Kramer.
In 1935, government scientists at the U.S. Public Health Service Narcotics Farm began a quest to discover a cure for drug addiction. Forty years later, this federal prison for the rehabilitation of drug addicts closed amid scandal over its practice of conducting drug research on convicts. Today, former inmates and doctors tell the story of what happened inside the Narcotic Farm.
Funded by the Independent Television Service, Corportation for Public Broadcasting, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, New York State Council Arts and the Experimental Television Center