By Andrea Swayne
The Capistrano Unified School District will screen the award-winning documentary Behind the Orange Curtain, at San Juan Hills High School, Wednesday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
The award-winning documentary addresses the subject of prescription drug abuse in Orange County.
According to the school district announcement, the 55-minute film includes footage of several parents who have lost children to overdoses sharing their experiences with prescription drug abuse. The movie also includes interviews with current and former addicts, doctors, psychologists, counselors, a Drug Enforcement Agency agent, police, coroners and more.
San Juan Hills High School, where most Capistrano Beach students attend, is located at 29211 Vista Montana in San Juan Capistrano.
The program intends to shed a powerful light on prescription drug abuse, what moviemakers and law enforcement refer to as an epidemic among young people in Orange County.
“The drug epidemic doesn’t discriminate; it doesn’t matter if you live on Park Avenue or on a park bench,” said the film’s executive producer Natalie Costa in the statement. “This film is a call to action.”
Free tickets are available online at www.orangecurtainsjhhs.eventbrite.com.