WESTFIELD, NJ -- The next installment of “Docs and Dialogue,” the First Congregational Church’s new series of documentary film viewing and follow-up discussion, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. with a double feature on the opioid crisis in the United States.

First up will be Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, a 60-minute PBS production which traces the overlapping causes that have culminated in the explosive growth of opioid addiction and deaths throughout the country over the past two decades.

Then, attendees will view the 40-minute Academy and Emmy Award-nominated Heroin(e), a stark portrayal of three women—one a fire chief, one the founder of a non-profit, and the third a judge—working on the front lines of the epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia, where the overdose rate is ten times the national average.

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Further examination and discussion will follow, focused on the political, practical, scientific, social and spiritual aspects of this crisis in our communities.

“Docs and Dialogue” will take place in Patton Auditorium at First Congregational Church, 125 Elmer Street in Westfield, NJ.

For more on this event, click here or call 908-233-2494. For information on other FCC programming, please visit www.fccofwestfield.org.