The People’s Detox (Film) – Jenna Bliss (2018)

1946-1989, 2011-Present, Blockade/Barricade, Date, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Occupation, Tactics of Disruption

In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was collectively occupied by local heroin addicts, revolutionary health organizations, the Young Lords, and the Black Panther Party. In her 2018 film The People’s Detox, Jenna Bliss uses documentary storytelling to explore the history of a revolutionary drug clinic in New York City in the 1970s that profoundly transformed contemporary notions of health and care.

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