Franceska Alexander: Sad commentary on society |

Franceska Alexander: Sad commentary on society

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” played Feb. 8 at the Nevada Theatre as part of 2015 Short Film Oscar Nominees documentary lineup.

Although the theatre was not full to capacity that evening, the collective gasp audibly engulfed the dark when the New York Crisis Hotline for Veterans received a distressed call from a male Vietnam veteran who was squatting and self-overdosed at Rollins Lake on Highway 174.

This dreadful reality echoed our recent death of a 60-year-old male found without a tent, lying on the ground in Grass Valley less than a week before.

Franceska Alexander

Nevada City

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