VICE befriends a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales’ largely ignored heroin epidemic.
The intimate look into their lives shows how economic depression, family breakdown, and addiction create unbreakable cycles for the people in their grip.
In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it’s visible on the city’s streets.
Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they’re smack in the middle of two of South Wales’s most ever-present epidemics.
The makers of Swansea Love Story describe it as a “funny and sad, heart warming and heart breaking” look at the real lives of those featured.