April 22

Shadow Angels

Unscripted Slate


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Shadow Angels is a limited documentary series following police officer Helen “Buffy” Tessen as she struggles to protect the most vulnerable members of society – heroin addicted prostitutes living and dying on Detroit’s east side. We will film her efforts on the job and off and highlight her mission to reinstate Fresh Start, a cutting-edge Drug Court program solely designed to help get these women off the streets, sober and back with their families. Driven by the memory of the sister she lost to addiction, Buffy works tirelessly against the odds, and often against the clock, to save one girl at a time. With unprecedented access to the girls, pimps, dealers, law enforcement and the courts, Shadow Angels offers an intimate and hopeful portrait of an overlooked and ignored corner of America’s heroin epidemic. 

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