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    Favela Rising (2005)

    Favela Rising is a 2005 documentary film by American directors Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary. It was produced by Sidetrack Films and VOY Pictures. It debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2005 where it won the award for Best New Documentary Filmmaker for Zimbalist and Mochary. The film’s look at life […]

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    Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin (2016)

    This feature film follows the lives of people in Alberta, Canada, affected by the powerful opioid drug fentanyl. The underlying source of the fentanyl crisis in the country goes back to 2012, when the notorious prescribed painkiller OxyContin was pulled from pharmacy shelves in lieu of a “safer” alternative, OxyNeo. This was the point […]

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    Flipping Out (2008)

    Flipping Out is a 2007 Israeli-Canadian documentary film directed by Yoav Shamir describing the drug use of Israeli men and women in India. It follows Israeli soldiers who take their discharge bonus and travel to India, where 90 percent will take drugs and around 2,000 will eventually need professional help after experiencing drug-induced mental […]

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    Grass (1999)

    The film follows the history of US federal policies and social attitudes towards marijuana, beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. The history presented is broken up into parts, approximately the length of a decade, each of which is introduced by paraphrasing the official attitude towards marijuana at the time (e.g. “Marijuana will […]

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    Haschisch (2002)

    HASCHISCH is a 2002 documentary about the production of hashish, set in the Moroccan mountains it shows all the steps in producing Hash, from planting seeds to harvesting and preparation for distribution. High up in the remote Moroccan mountains, whole villages are known to live off the profits from producing haschisch. IMDB (6.8/10)

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    Hemp for Victory (1943)

    Hemp for Victory (1943) – The film was made to encourage farmers to grow hemp for the war effort because other industrial fibers, often imported from overseas, were in short supply. The film shows a history of hemp and hemp products, how hemp is grown, and how hemp is processed into rope, cloth, cordage, […]

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    Heroin: Cape Cod, USA (2015)

    The Cape looks quite spectacular in the new HBO documentary “Heroin: Cape Cod, USA.” There are magnificent shots of the beaches, with their granular beige sand, their salt-washed wooden footpaths, and the kind of rigorous surf that promises to wash away your pain. There are heroic old houses with shingles that have endured decades […]

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    High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell (1995)

    Instead of growing as a boxer, Dickie was descending deeper and deeper into the destructive world of crack cocaine. Although he’d fathered a child, and wanted to do right by his son, Eklund was no longer capable of making good decisions. He was held too tightly in the grip of the poison. Holding on […]

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    High: The True Tale of American Marijuana (2008)

    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 look at this hot button issue and asks just how much this “war” costs […]

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    Hofmann’s Potion (2002)

    This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to “tune in, turn on and drop out”, the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted […]

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    How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

    Want to make millions in a $400 billion global industry? Find out why no one is winning the war on drugs in this provocative investigation, featuring Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, David Simon (creator of “The Wire”), and 50 Cent. amazon IMDB (7.7/10) EXTRAS Amazing interview with Convicted Drug Smuggler Brian O’Dea