A documentary series in 4 episodes

The first generation of heroin addicts in The Netherlands is always portrayed as a problem for society and for themselves.

Although only few survivors still remain, their stories were hardly ever told from their own perspective. We will show who they are, what their dreams were, how their lives took its turn, and how their struggle to survive harmed their friendships, their need for love, and their self-esteem. The stories are placed in the cities of Amsterdam, Heerlen, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Those cities were the arenas in the consecutive phases of the rise and demise of the heroin age in the Netherlands.

Developed with support from the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten.

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