War on Drugs doc launches for free

0 Posted by - December 7, 2012 - Blog, Friday Film Pick, Screen

It’s too early in the day for us to watch a documentary on the so-called “war on drugs,” so we’re not actually endorsing this week’s FFP, Breaking the Taboo, which has just been launched for free viewing on YouTube, but it looks like it will be an interesting hour of cinema regardless. Reps from the production company behind the film, Sundog Pictures, have acknowledged the very sad state of affairs for documentaries to reach audiences through television or commercial cinemas, and have instead opted to launch their newest, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman, on their own Youtube channel today.

With the likes of former president Clinton on the interview roster, this could very-well be a giant liberal smokescreen for America’s underwritten, most damaging drug policies (as bravely explored in Gary Webb’s famous Dark Alliance stories, thankfully back online), but we’ll let you be the judge. According to the production company’s Youtube channel:

Narrated by Morgan Freeman (English version) & Gael Garcia Bernal (Spanish version), this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.

So what do you think?

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