Changing the Needle

Changing the Needle (1982)

A film about drug rehabilitation in Viet Nam

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1982-08-22
  • Runtime: 0h 53min
  • Language: Tiếng Việt
  • Production Company: Jequerity Films
  • Directors: Martha Ansara, Mavis Robertson, Dasha Ross.


A quarter of a million drug addicts —one of the most serious consequences of the Vietnam War. These addicts were the citizens of the South, and of Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. Shot in 1981 by three Australian women, Changing the Needle was the first in-depth film to be made about Vietnam’s unique approach to drug rehabilitation at a time when few foreign film crews had access to Vietnam at all.

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Directing Martha Ansara Director
Production Martha Ansara Producer
Directing Mavis Robertson Director
Production Mavis Robertson Producer
Directing Dasha Ross Director
Production Dasha Ross Producer