The Walking Dead (Drug addiction in Athens) / 32 mins

Co-Production / DOP

Dionyssis Matiatos and I spent 10 days with people hooked on heroin, sisa and other drugs to find out what life as an addict is like on the streets of Athens. 

With the economic crisis in full swing few options are left for people living on the streets. Despite concerted efforts of multiple NGO's some are dying of overdoses in one of Athens most picturesque neighborhoods. 

"A guy paid someone who was HIV positive to stick a needle in his own arm just so he could get disability." 

Christos Tentomas, President of a local organization called OPANDA that have their offices near a drug den said "When we turn on the (floodlight) they all gather around it to be able to find a vein."

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