From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
The story of how the war on drugs impacts the American society since it started with Nixon in the early seventies and throughout the decades ever since. How the system makes druguse a crime and private jails a success by filling them up with the criminals created.
Brazilian documentary from 2011 narrated by Morgan Freeman that explores the conclusion reached by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in 2011 that drug liberalization is the best approach in dealing with drug policy.
In a little short of an hour in high pace it highlights experts, presidents and 4 decades of drug policy from all over the world in relation to the USA.
Triggered by the death of a relative Kevin Booth sets to find out why the war on drugs is such a big failure. Over a period of 3,5 years he follows gang members, agents, officers, judges, politicians and prisoners. Most notably Rick Ross, Mike Ruppert, Robert Steele and Tommy Chong.