KEYSER - ”Heroin(e)," the Netflix documentary about three Huntington women fighting opioid addiction in their community, has been nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category.

KEYSER - ”Heroin(e)," the Netflix documentary about three Huntington women fighting opioid addiction in their community, has been nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category.
One of the featured women, Family Court Judge Patricia Keller, is a native of Keyser, graduate of Keyser High School, and daughter of Richard and Doris Jean Keller of Keyser.
The film was released in September, giving the world an inside look at how the city is fighting back against its drug problem.
The film is up against four other documentaries: "Edith and Eddie," "Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405," "Knife Skills" and "Traffic Stop."
In addition to featuring Judge Keller, the documentary follows the lives of  Huntington fire chief Jan Rader and Necia Freeman, a Realtor who organizes a ministry for sex workers — and features what they have done to aid their community cope with the scars of opioid addiction.
Keller and Rader were in Keyser recently, where they spoke following a screening of “Heroin(e)” at Grace United Methodist Church.
The film is directed by West Virginia native Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
The 2018 Academy Awards will be awarded Sunday, March 4, with the ceremony airing live at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.