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The War on Drugs - English Version

DIR: Sebastian J.F.
2007 / Austria / 99 min

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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.

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About

Director Sebastian J.F.
Screenplay Fate
Dir. of Photography usr13, allo, Doris Kittler
Editing s&a
Music Dopeamin
Sound AnnA
Duration 99 min
Year 2007
Country Austria
Colour
Tags America, drugs, engaged, social issues
Production Parallel Universe
Parallel Universe
Address:  Gumpendorferstrasse 37
City:  A-1060 Vienna
Country:  Austria
Web:  www.parallel-universe.com/
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Phone:  0043 1 961 0647
Fax:  0043 1 961 06479

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São Paulo International Film Festival
Bergen International Filmfestival
Cartagena International Film Festival
Dokfest Kassel, Oaxaca
DOCSDF Mexico City
Diagonale

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