Unprecedented “Ice” TV broadcast to air statewide

“Ice-Hawaii’s Crystal Meth Epidemic” is set to air via a simulcast on nine of Hawai‘i’s top TV stations at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The showing is commercial-free.

The widespread showing of the documentary film by award-winning Hawai‘i filmmaker Edgy Lee is an event usually reserved only for major news stories.

Hawai‘i’s Public Broadcasting System is to air a 30-minute roundtable discussion of the documentary immediately after the showing.

A promotion for the film states: “This is the story of ice – What it is, how and why it got here, how you and I are paying the bill for it, and what we can do about it. It’s a story about people caught in quicksand. You know them or know someone who does.”

Ties with Hawai‘i’s schools are also part of the broadcast, with educational materials to be distributed on a Web site and in print.

The non-profit Pacific Arts Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring the broadcast and seeking contributions to help defray the cost.

Producers Edgy Lee and Jeff Mueller of Filmworks are creating the documentary.

For more information call the Pacific Arts Foundation at 808-585-9005 and ask for the “Ice Project.”

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