APSAD Annual Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference

Pre Conference Social Event

When: 5.30pm - 8.00pm Sunday 8 November 
Where: Goldsworthy Room, Level 1, Pan Pacific Hotel Perth
Host: Peter Higgs, NDRI Curtin University

We are delighted to invite all conference delegates to attend a special social screening of the film Pawno followed by Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York.

This special film event will be held at the Conference venue the Pan Pacific on Sunday 8 November from 5:30pm. 
Open to all delegates to attend no booking necessary. 

Unclassified 18+

An uplifting journey into the underbelly of inner-suburban Melbourne. 

In a dusty old pawnbroker's in the heart of Footscray, world-weary owner Les watches as the lives of the people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel. From incipient love affairs to desperate last gambles to those simply worn down by all the world has thrown at them, these individuals and their stories represent the best and the worst of Melbourne's most hopeful and giddily mixed-up suburb. 

Combining elements of thriller, romance and gangster genres this quirky, off-kilter character study features an eclectic ensemble including Kerry Armstrong (Lantana, MIFF 2001) and John Brumpton (Fell, MIFF 2014), and crackles with inventiveness and irreverence in equal measure. It's a warm-hearted and witty cinematic narrative that is totally, unapologetically Melbourne.

Followed by

Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York 

This is a documentary film that examines public injection drug use in New York and charts a path toward healthier and safer communities. Filmed in New York City, Albany, Schenectady, and rural Columbia County, the film includes perspectives from people who inject drugs, public health experts, and government officials.