Synopsis: David Graham Scott’s personal odyssey into the lesser-known aspects of Glasgow’s street culture takes us into the land of the wireburner. He follows various characters through the streets of the city as they reclaim discarded materials from skips and bins for small monetary gain. What motivates someone to live off scrap and rubbish? How lucrative is the job and what materials are most sought after? The guys who do this type of work are generally unemployed, homeless and have drug and alcohol problems. Many of their associates within this underclass beg and steal to feed their habits, but these folk are making some effort to alleviate their condition by legal means. The main drive of this film is to uncover the positive qualities that exist within society’s underclass but without assuming a patronising attitude.
Synopsis: "Detox or Die" provides an in-depth portrait of a small-time drug addict seeking redemption. Addicted to opiates for almost 20 years, film-maker David Graham Scott decides to opt for a quick fix. The radical detox agent ibogaine puts the user into a gut-wrenching hallucinatory state for 36 hours, from which he emerges cleansed of his addiction. But several fatalities have been reported in connection with the unlicensed drug, and Scott must weigh up the options before embarking on the trip of a lifetime. Broadcast as part of BBC1’s ONE life strand.