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Chasing Heroin
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
A searing, two-hour investigation places America's heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens…
American Meth - Substance Abuse in American Families
Filmmaker Justin Hunt leads viewers on a cross-country journey straight into the heart of the American methamphetamine epidemic in this illuminating documentary narrated by actor Val Kilmer. Troubled by the proliferation of methamphetamine addiction in recent years, Hunt traveled from…
The World's Most Wanted - Secrets of Mexico's Drug War
BBC
Mexican drug lord Joaquin ' el Chapo ' Guzman is almost certainly the wealthiest and most powerful criminal in history. Attempts by the Mexican government to curtail the power of his Sinaloa Cartel and its rivals have led to a…
Waiting to inhale: Marijuana, Medicine and the Law
Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. Twelve states have passed legislation to protect patients who use medical marijuana. Yet, opponents claim the medical argument is just a smokescreen…
Grounded - One of the Largest Marijuana Smuggling Operations in US History
This is the high-flying, true story of Pittsburgh brothers Jimmy and Terry Dougherty, who became famous in the 1970's when they were involved in one of the largest marijuana smuggling operations in the United States. Jimmy worked the ground crew…
Es el Chapo
On February 22, 2014, Mexican marines arrested Chapo Guzman in Mazatlan, MX... But did they?
Tears For April - The Life and Death of April Reoch
This film destroys the myth that drug abuse affects just the user, as life and death unfolds in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 'Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens' follows the short, tragic life of April Reoch as told…
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Code of the West - Marijuana and the Political Process
At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical…
Stolen Lives - Car Theft
This deeply-impacting short film deals with the highly-dangerous and -destructive criminal act of stealing cars. Far from joy-riding, the RCMP explain that the vast majority of car thieves are those who are addicted to drugs. They steal vehicles so that…
Washington/Peru: We Ain't Winning!
In Washington/Peru: We Ain't Winning!, producer David Feingold and director Shari Robertson investigate the situation in Peru in the early 1990s - a case that, according to one U.S. congressman, "defies all description and solution." Internal conflict rages between the…
High - The True Tale of American Marijuana
Beyond the hysteria of Reefer Madness and past the deceptive lessons of "Just Say No", HIGH exposes the true story of America's war on drugs. Using government statistics, expert interviews and a large dose of humor, HIGH takes a fresh…
Scathed - Crystal Meth
Crystal methamphetamine has roared across the globe, leaving wrecked lives, broken dreams, and death in its wake. Meth use has cost millions of dollars in policing and health expenditures. 'Scathed' analyzes the problem through the eyes of current and recovering…
Just Punishment
On 2 December 2005 Van Nguyen, a 24-year-old Australian, was hanged by the state of Singapore for trafficking 396 grams of heroin. Van was the first Australian to be executed in many years. Just Punishment tells the story behind the…
Colombia: Struggle for Survival
An inside look at the nation of Colombia, and the Cocaine trade and how it has affected the land and the people and how that has destablized the government.
Dangerous Company
The life of an international drug trafficker is seedy and extremely dangerous, and exactly the kind of life a couple of Kentucky bluebloods decided to lead. One, a former undercover narcotics agent who wasn't making enough money illegally selling the…