Breaking the TabooHD Closed Captioning
Fernando Grostein Andrade & Cosmo Feilding-Mellen
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About the Movie
The UN sanctioned war on drugs has been raging for more than 40 years. Over a trillion dollars has been spent, millions of people imprisoned, and countless thousands killed. And for what? The illegal drug market is worth over $320 billion per year, drugs are cheaper and more prevalent than ever before, and in a growing number of countries drug cartels are the major threat to national security. Yet our governments carry on regardless. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, John Hurt and Gael Garcia Bernal, this trailblazing new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact worldwide on countries such as the USA, Colombia, Russia, Mexico and Brazil. With exclusive access to the big players of The Global Commission on Drug Policy, the film features prominent statesmen including former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, César Gaviria of Colombia and Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, who press for the urgent need to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.
We Americans Need to Face This!
As it has been fought, The War On Drugs is insane. It is a complete failure, and it only came into being because former President Richard Nixon hated the hippies and needed a tool to persecute them.
No parent in the right mind would want to loose the wrath of the Federal Government on their kid for the recklessness or indiscretions. Being man-handled by police or being incarcerated with felons many times more wicked than they, cannot help.
I am 53. Smoked pot for the first time in 1974 when. I have always been able to take it or leave it, and have never even been interested in doing any “hard” drugs.
I hope to God we can end this insanity in my lifetime.