Wellington to screen documentary 'Half A Million Steps'

ONE STEP AT A TIME: Shantell Irwin and Dubbo mayor Ben Shields at the launch of t the Long Walk to Treatment in Dubbo. Photo: KIM BARTLEY
ONE STEP AT A TIME: Shantell Irwin and Dubbo mayor Ben Shields at the launch of t the Long Walk to Treatment in Dubbo. Photo: KIM BARTLEY

A screening of the documentary 'Half A Million Steps' will be shown in Wellington this weekend.

On Sunday, September 15 at 2pm, the documentary, which highlights the personal stories behind the lack of treatment services, will be available for the public to view.

The documentary is produced by Uniting Church and shares the church led event 'The Long Walk To Treatment', which saw 100 people take 500,000 steps from Dubbo to Sydney to deliver a letter to NSW Parliament asking for help.

The October 2018 walk and the documentary is part of the Fair Treatment campaign to improve access to treatment services, especially in regional areas.

Doug Taylor from Uniting's director mission, communities and social impact said the stories are about our friends, family members, neighbours and communities.

"It is our hope that people who take the time to see Half A Million Steps will see that a drug use must be considered a priority health issue, best dealt with by treatment and rehabilitation services and not criminal matter involving the police, courts and prison," he said.

For more information or to register visit www.facebook.com/events/663525687494883/

ALSO MAKING NEWS: