Pitt, who takes a producer’s credit on the new film from Why We Fight director Eugene Jarecki, flew in from Europe especially to appear at the Sundance Sunset Cinema in west Hollywood. Jarecki’s documentary suggests that efforts by the US government to fight drug trafficking are doomed to failure, and that a new approach should be adopted.
“My drug days have long since passed,” Pitt told the Hollywood Reporter. “But I could probably land in any American city and within 24 hours find whatever you want. But we still support this charade called the drug war. We spent a trillion dollars over 40 years and a lot of people have lost their lives over it.”
Pitt said he had become involved in the film because “the subject has bugged me for a long time”. He added: “It’s a backward strategy. It makes no sense and we keep going on the path like we’re winning, when it perpetuates more drugs being used.”
– Read the entire article at The Guardian.