Pure Goldin

Multi award winning documentary, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a 2022 biographical documentary by director Laura Poitras about photographer, artist, and activist Nan Goldin. Interspersed throughout the film is Goldin’s most recent work in fighting the Sackler family for their role in causing an opioid epidemic, to which she had very personal connections.

The film interweaves Goldin’s personal story with archival footage of the Sackler family and their company, Purdue Pharma, which marketed and sold OxyContin, a highly addictive painkiller.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a powerful and moving film that tells the story of one woman’s fight for justice. It is also a scathing indictment of the Sackler family and their role in the opioid epidemic. After multiple law suits the US Supreme court is due to make a further statement in December 2023.