Category “Drugs”

Tijuana Drug Lords

In the late 1980s the Arellano-Felix brothers take over the Tijuana Cartel. Using a network of tunnels, modified cars, boats and planes they flood the US with billions of dollars worth of drugs; quickly establishing themselves as the worlds largest smugglers of cocaine. To protect this business the brothers recruit and train an army of American gang bangers. When rival cartels attempt to muscle in on their business the result is a war that claims thousands of lives. Mexican and US law enforcement join forces to take the Brothers down but they’re powerless to stop a wave of violence...

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The Decrepit

Filmed in the summer of 2011, 'the Decrepit' is a micro-budget project (less than $5k) that was made to provide an empowering voice to the people of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Too often these people are taken out of context and made to look as though they are 'human trash' by broadcasters and filmmakers. Hear what these people have to say in the context which they...

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Planet Rock: The Story Of Hip Hop And The Crack Generation

twenty-five years after crack cocaine ravaged American cities,this documentary explores how the drug also transformed popular culture, especially hip-hop. Narrated and executive produced by Ice-T, "Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation" is the first documentary to focus specifically on the connections between crack and hip-hop. Based primarily on the first-person accounts of four famous dealers-turned-rappers, the film also widens its lens at points to show how crack changed America culturally, socially and politically. Using rare footage, photos, and animation, all set...

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Drugs, inc: Hash

A British man, known as Dave Kent has experienced the dangers of hash first-hand. An ex-smuggler imprisoned in a tough North African prison for three years, Dave provides you with an insight into the hash trade. British professor Robin Murray reveals psychological risks associated with the drug and you will also explore the medical use of this non-life-threatening...

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Swansea Love Story

Rule Britannia scours the UK to partake of all the sordid offerings of this green, pleasant and messed-up land. Under the surface of Swansea, things are a little different than it initially looks. Here they befriend a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales’ largely ignored heroin epidemic. We find topless fire-breathing dance troupes, old sailors, and two little kids in one of the city’s most drug-ravaged council estates. We visit a demonstration by the Welsh Defense League which turns into something of a race riot. Reforming addict Lee Dennis talks about decorating his...

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NBC Dateline: The X files

Dateline NBC search for the legendary underground ecstasy chemist, known only as "Strike". The Dateline crew pick up on the trail left by a group of reckless foolish students and Strike himself, which leads directly to a man named Hobart Huson, who subsequently reveals himself to be...

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How Weed Won The West

In the follow-up to his ground-breaking documentary 'American Drug War,' filmmaker Kevin Booth traces the fight against Federal drug regulation in the State of California. A public majority has spoken and said yes to states rights, allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana and opening up a new front in controversial medicinal 'dispensaries.' While users herald the freedom of legally-licensed "weed," powerful forces at the DEA and law enforcement haven't given up their federal enforcement power yet. Many dispensaries have been raided, targeting their distribution of marijuana and...

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Britains Secret Cannabis Farms

In 2002, Britain produced 15 per cent of its own cannabis. In 2010 that figure is 90 per cent, and police around the country raid at least three factories every day. Organised gangs are cashing in on widespread demand for cannabis among Britain's youth by setting up sophisticated factories in suburban homes and disused warehouses. Research shows a third of the UK's 15-year-olds have tried cannabis and a quarter of young people aged 16-24 smoke it regularly. Presenter Rickie Haywood-Williams journeys beyond the scaremongering headlines to find out the true impact of the UK's skunk-smoking...

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J is for Junkie

J is for Junkie comes as a hard-hitting and beautifully shot documentary on crack and being homeless. Filmed in “The Living Room” in Atlanta, a small cove tucked in behind a Texaco gas station, the documentary captures African-American men and women opening up to Corey Davis, a young filmmaker with an artistic flare and an anthropologist’s care for documenting lived...

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