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Wide Angles returns with Strung Out

  • Strung Out

Wednesday 29 June, 6.30pm | Picturehouse Central

Our documentary & debates series continues with the UK premiere of Nirit Aharoni's Strung Out, a story of addiction in Tel Aviv.

We're excited to announce that Nirit Aharoni's directorial debut will continue the British Council Doc Debates strand, designed to showcase outstanding documentaries from around the world that inspire conversation about global issues.

Wide Angles: British Council Doc Debates
Wednesday 29 June, 6.30pm

Having screened Zanbo Zhang's The Road and Agnieszka Zwiefka's The Queen of Silence, our Wide Angles documentary series continues on Wednesday 29 June with the UK premiere of Strung Out.

Aharoni's raw and unflinching directorial debut tells the story of a group of young women living on Tel Aviv's streets trapped in a spiral of addiction, casualties of heroin and prostitution. Their only chance at life lies behind 'The Door of Hope', a safe haven for drug-addicted prostitutes which provides some respite from their destructive lifestyle.

Strung Out saw Aharoni win Best Director of a Documentary at last year's Jerusalem Film Festival, where the film also won the Haggiag Award for Best Music for its composer Ophir Leibovitch.

Following the screening, we're staging a panel discussion with speakers including Aharoni, Danny Kushlick, founder of the Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director of Release.

For full details and to book tickets, click here.

Our Wide Angle screening and debate strand will continue once a month to champion both international and UK-produced documentaries. For updates on titles and speakers each month, stay tuned here or check Picturehouse's monthly brochures and website.