BLOOD SUGAR examines the social and political construction of poverty and addiction in American society through the eyes of those who live it. Because addicts in the US must fear encounters with regimes of enforcement they are afraid to be seen -- but they do want to be heard. Theirs are the most important voices in the discourse on addiction, public health and poverty and in the US.
BLOOD SUGAR provides an interactive interface to an audio archive of conversations with 20 current and former injection drug users recorded at the HIV Education and Prevention Program of Alameda County and in California state prisons. Visitors to this web-based documentary navigate a multi-vocal narrative that links individual testimony and public evidence, social theory and biological research.