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Documentary "Runnin'" Chronicles How Opioids Impacted A Tight-Knit Community In Somerville13:30
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The documentary film "Runnin'" won best short documentary film at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston. MoreCloseclosemore
The documentary film "Runnin'" won best short documentary film at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston.

In Massachusetts last year, there were over 2,000 opioid-related deaths. The epidemic hits close to home for Alex Hogan of Somerville. Since 2001, it's killed more than a dozen people he grew up with, including three of his closest friends. Hogan tells their stories and the story of a community hit hard by the opioid epidemic in his new film, Runnin'.

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Alex Hogan, director of the short documentary Runnin' with Matthew Orr. He is also a reporter for STAT News. He tweets @hoganalex.

This segment aired on July 9, 2018.

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