Interview with Elaine McMillion Sheldon, November 13, 2018

Project: Painkiller: An Oral History of the Opioid Epidemic

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Interview Summary

Filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon talks about documenting the opioid epidemic as a native West Virginian, giving fair coverage to topics like medication-assisted treatment. She talks about Appalachia, technology and progress, and how those themes relate to the opioid crisis. She discusses her Netflix film 'Heroin(e)', and her most recent film 'Recovery Boys.' She also talks about her personal background and childhood coming from a coal mining family in Logan, West Virginia.

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2018oh673_pain020

Interviewee Name

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

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Nadia Ramlagan

Interview Date

2018-11-13

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Sheldon, Elaine McMillion Interview by Nadia Ramlagan. 13 Nov. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sheldon, E.M. (2018, November 13). Interview by N. Ramlagan. Painkiller: An Oral History of the Opioid Epidemic
. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sheldon, Elaine McMillion, interview by Nadia Ramlagan. November 13, 2018, Painkiller: An Oral History of the Opioid Epidemic
, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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