Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Attention Must Be Paid: Women Lost in the Opioid Crisis


Debra Gonsher Vinik, producer, writer and director

Grant Period:

Mar 01, 2023 - May 01, 2024



Summary of the Project:

This film follows the personal journeys of women battling opioid use disorder, exposing deep-seated and deadly gender inequities within American health care.

About the Grantee:

Dr. Debra Gonsher Vinik, a Producer, Writer and Director, founded Diva Communications in 1985. She has always had a proclivity towards stories about women: from their acceptance into the rabbinate to the need for girls’ education worldwide. Twelve of her documentaries have been nominated for and six have won Emmys: And The Gates Opened (2007), The Eternal Light
(2008), Yearning To Belong (2009), Divine Prescription (2013), Beauty of Their Dreams (2016) and Brightness of Noon, Part II (2020). Dr. Gonsher Vinik’s films have aired on ABC, PBS and have screened at film festivals around the world.