Looking at the Mexican drug wars from both sides of the border, “Cartel Land” is punchy and vital but not particularly informative.
A documentary produced by an Edmonton man is one of 134 being considered for the 2015 Academy Awards.
Eugene Jarecki, award-winning documentary filmmaker, discussed the film’s impact.
In a conference call this morning, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki discussed the impact of his award-winning drug war documentary The House I Live In and where we go from here in the fight to end the drug war and mass incarceration.
A new documentary from Tribeca Films has hit the wires. How to Make Money Selling Drugs was produced by Adrian Grenier ("Entourage") and Bert Marcus, and directed by Matthew Cooke.
What comes to mind when you think of someone who sells drugs? Maybe it's the shady character luring customers on a corner in a 1980s "Just Say No" ad. Or perhaps you think of the guy from your college with scales in his dorm room, measuring out marijuana to sell to his buddies.
Hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug offenders are "wasting their lives away in prison at our expense," and more than 60,000 people have been killed in Mexico over the last six years.
While filming the upcoming documentary Toxic Profits over the last six months, I have been speaking with people about extremely hazardous pesticides that are used in agriculture across the world. These discussions about pesticide use on food for animal and human consumption prompted my discovery of a very under-reported and interesting phenomenon: the use of large amounts of unregulated pesticides to grow cannabis.
Though controversial, medical cannabis has been gaining ground as a valid therapy, offering relief to suffers of diseases such as cancer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ALS and more. The substance is known to soothe severe pain, increase the appetite, and ease insomnia where other common medications fail.
CANNABIS CULTURE - It’s a tough job making a film about drugs in 2012. Over the last half century no substance has been more idealized or demonized than LSD. It’s been associated with everything from ‘delivering God in a capsule’ to destroying the fabric of Western society. Spend a little time researching LSD and you’ll find that very few people sit on the fence when it comes to this immensely powerful and influential hallucinogen.