Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict

  • Published 7 months ago
  • 7.2

Ben: Diary of A Heroin Addict is a documentary film that charts the life of Ben Rogers who became a victim of heroin. Ben Rogers was expected to make a successful life. He was raised in a quiet, picturesque village. He grew up being a Boy Scout, loved cricket, played in the school orchestra and looked forward to the annual family holiday. However the decent upbringing did not translate to a good start in life. Ben found himself on the road to ruin. He began taking drugs and used to inject heroin up to four times a day. During his last months, Ben kept a video diary of his drug use and desperate attempts to come off heroin.

The film exposes his lies and manipulations told to his mother Anne. He would be taking the drug while lying to his smother about making a new start. The film shows Annes anger and pain Ben loses his fight against the drugs. It shows his father Mikes unconditional love which continues undiminished as they are forced to deal with their sons addiction.

The drug completely destroyed Ben’s body. He developed DVT and his veins were rendered so useless he had to inject into his groin. Director Olly Lambert comments: It’s incredibly rare to come across such raw and unflinching footage of a man so close to an abyss.

The film attempts to give people a visceral understanding of the nature of addiction. The filmmaker claims that it was a privilege to try and unpick who Ben really was using the intimate legacy he had left behind.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Activism
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
youtube icon
36:54

This hard hitting documentary that Russell Brand made for BBC Three in 2012finished up with him offering proof to the Home Affairs Select Committee.Drawing from his own persona...

  • 684
  • 2 months ago
  • 5.5(4)
Drugs
Strain Hunters
youtube icon
58:52

Strain Hunters is a sequence of docudramas intended at enlightening the common community about the mission for the protection of the cannabis herb in the method of exceptionally su...

  • 520
  • 7 months ago
  • 5.0(3)
Drugs
Strain Hunters
youtube icon
41:22

Strain Hunters is a sequence of docudramas intended at enlightening the common community about the mission for the protection of the cannabis herb in the method of exceptionally su...

  • 824
  • 7 months ago
  • 6.0(7)
Drugs
The Story of Amy Winehouse
dailymotion icon
07:14

Amy Winehouse was a popular singer and songwriter, winner of5 Grammy awards. She was successful a number of musical styles such as R&Band Jazz. Despite being a talented musicia...

  • 1,508
  • 7 months ago
  • 3.1(27)
Avatar

1498 Videos / 95 Views
Related Articles
HIV/AIDS is one of the top five deadliest viruses in the modern century. The problem with HIV is that there is no functi...
  • 731
  • 3 months ago