'Swansea Love Story': An Up-Close Look At The Life Of UK Drug Addicts (VIDEO)

04/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vice Magazine's Andy Capper and Leo Leigh have produced a moving film that documents young lives in an economically ravaged area of South Wales.

Capper states that the film, titled "Swansea Love Story," was designed to show the human reality of drug addiction. "I wanted to make this film because we were tired of seeing homeless young people being portrayed as little more than statistics," he said.

"Documentaries about drug use often come out pious and fail to really get to know the people behind the drug usage. We wanted to show what it was like to live on the street, under the grip of heroin, as realistically as possible."

The film will be shown in six parts on the VBS.TV website.

WATCH the first part of the documentary below. WARNING the film contains graphic images of drug use.

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