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Cartel Land - Vigilante Groups Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels
In this Sundance award-winning film, Director Matthew Heineman and Executive Producer Kathryn Bigelow ( The Hurt Locker , Zero Dark Thirty ) gain unprecedented, on-the-ground access to the riveting stories of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy-- the…
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…
The Sunshine Makers - The Unlikely Duo at the Heart of 60s Drug Counterculture
A real-life Breaking Bad for the psychedelic set, THE SUNSHINE MAKERS reveals the untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a utopian mission to save…
Prescription Thugs - America's Addiction to Prescription Drugs
In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust,…
The Seventh Fire - A Native American Gang Leader Confronts His Violent Past
Executive produced by Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyre, THE SEVENTH FIRE is a fascinating new documentary about the Native American gang crisis. When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to…
Dying in Vein - The Opiate Generation
A deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinema verite style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, a family grieving the loss of their son,…
Warning: This Drug May Kill You - The Grave Consequences of Opioid Abuse
From journalist/producer/director Perri Peltz (HBO’s Risky Drinking ), WARNING: THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families who have seen their lives tragically changed by abuses…
Dreamcatcher - Sex Trafficking & Redemption in Chicago
Sundance award-winner DREAMCATCHER takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute with a drug habit, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful…
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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Recovering Paradise - A Mexican Village Rises Up Against a Drug Cartel
In 2009, organized crime took over the Mexican community of Ostula. Murders and enforced disappearances soon became part of daily life. The entire community was displaced and the drug cartel took over their land. In 2014, armed self-defense groups helped…
Olancho - The Most Lawless Province in Honduras
This is the story of Olancho, the most lawless province in Honduras, the most murderous country in the world. The film follows Los Plebes de Olancho, the most popular band from the region, who perform for the powerful drug cartels…
The Coca-Cola Case - Killer Coke & Human Rights
Columbia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers' leaders have been brutally killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions. Among these unscrupulous corporate brands is the…
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…
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…
To the End of Reckoning - Closeup on the Professionals at Jalisco's Forensic Science Labs
Exploring what lies behind the scenes of Mexico's "war on crime", TO THE END OF RECKONING focuses on the stoic professionals at Jalisco's Forensic Sciences labs who investigate the deaths in all their detail. From this seemingly overstretched and underfunded…
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…
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…
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…
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…