Short Documentary

In recent years, Fentanyl has caused a devastating but rather silent epidemic in the United States. During a week we've spent in an Ohio morgue, we've filmed the comprehensive consequences of the opioid crisis with Cincinnati’s female coroner Lakshmi Sammarco. While previously the dead were all unknown to Sammarco, more and more familiar faces end up on her table nowadays.

Ilja researched, directed and produced this short documentary. It won the Best Documentary Award at the Chelsea Filmfestival 2020.
The film was commissioned by DeepFocus for Dutch broadcaster HUMAN.