In Focus

by Jeff Selesnick
Celia Aniskovich ’10 Helps Bring Broken Systems to Light in How to Fix a Drug Scandal
As co-producer of the 2019 docuseries How to Fix a Drug Scandal, Celia Aniskovich ’10 had a plethora of jobs to do. “I wrote letters, knocked on doors, showed up to prisons, dug through courthouse basements, and worked with a team of exceptional people to boil down a sprawling and complicated story into a viewable four-hour format.”
 
As of April 1, the full series was available on Netflix and was a gripping addition to any quarantine queue. How to Fix a Drug Scandal is the story of two drug chemists whose illegal and unethical acts wrongfully convicted tens of thousands of people in Massachusetts. It is also the tale of personal demons and a failed “War on Drugs” from the perspective of human beings at the heart of a broken system. 
 
“This series looks at the ways in which bureaucratic oversight, prosecutorial misconduct, and a failed system of accountability led to the largest overturning of cases in U.S. history.”
 
Catch the series on Netflix, and watch for upcoming projects that Aniskovich has been working, on including Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia (Netflix), Surviving Jeffrey Epstein (Lifetime), and Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later (History Channel).

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