The War on Drugs / SP version

Direction
Year
2007
Country
  • Austria
Runtime
99min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles
More than three decades have passed since Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs. Today, drug trafficking exceeds 7% of global trade. The film shows how the war is being waged by examining the situation in Colombia and the United States. The spearhead in the war on drugs is the U.S. police force, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). In Colombia, the U.S. fights this drug war by attacking the supply chain. Under a large offensive named Plan Colombia, coca and poppy growing areas are sprayed on a huge scale to eradicate the crops. However, many years of fumigation has not reduced the extent of the growing areas. In many remote sections of Colombia, the peasants have no viable alternatives to cultivating the coca plant. The coca plant is the only sustenance product there. In the United States, drug prohibition is enforced by imposing harsh prison terms for all drug law offenders. The fates of Richard Paey and Sharanda Jones show the social, political and personal implications of these measures. The War on Drugs is an analysis of a war that started almost 40 years ago and shows no signs of subsiding.

http://www.war-on-drugs.com

Details

  • Original Title
    The War on Drugs / SP version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Fate
  • Cinematography
    Doris Kittler
  • Music
    Dopeamin
  • Sound
    AnnA
  • Runtime
    99 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • São Paulo International Film Festival
    • Bergen International Filmfestival
    • Cartagena International Film Festival
    • Dokfest Kassel, Oaxaca
    • DOCSDF Mexico City
    • Diagonale

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