Movies and Documentaries
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Based on a true story, this movie brings a human face to those statistics of people arrested on drug charges and the corruption and violence that supports and drives the War on (some) Drugs.
An original from our friends at FlexYourRights.org, this film is a fast-paced and powerful know-your-rights resource. Ideal for high school and college audiences – 10 Rules helps create more confident and intelligent citizens. Viewers will learn how to deal with traffic stops, street stops & police at your door
Featuring interviews with current and former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years. A Sundog Pictures and Spray Filmes production.
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.
Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
People all around the world are increasingly realizing that drug prohibition has failed to achieve its goals. Drug use rates have not declined and drugs are more available—and cheaper—than ever before. At the same time, the drug war has resulted in a long list of unintended consequences: militarization of law enforcement, the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of non-violent people and more than 60,000 homicides in Mexico. AMERICA’S LONGEST WAR tells the stories of some of the countless victims of the drug war and points to a viable alternative approach to drug policy.
Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. Twelve states have passed legislation to protect patients who use medical marijuana. Yet opponents claim the medical argument is just a smokescreen for a different agenda– to legalize marijuana for recreation and profit. What claims are being made, and what are the stakes?
One of the original pieces of drug war propaganda, this “cautionary tale” features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to “reefer” cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film. This is a great movie to show for not-so-serious chapter events.
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago – and it put the city on the map. “Cocaine Cowboys” is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen
This documentary examines the powerful psychedelic compound DMT (dimethyltryptamine), which is naturally produced in humans and scores of other species. Does it play a role in sustaining life or provide clues to human spirituality?
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members from “legal drugs” Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure.
The two magicians go behind the smoke and mirrors thrown up by those in favor of the war on drugs to expose the real truth about the matter.
Turnstile is a documentary about women involved in the criminal justice system and drug policy reform. The 36 minute film explores three women’s experiences with addiction and incarceration, and interviews with other women that advocate for reform.
At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, CODE OF THE WEST follows the political process of marijuana policy reform – and the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana growers across the country. This is the story of what happens when politics fail, emotions run high and communities pay the price.
A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — industrial hemp is currently illegal to farm in the U.S.A. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000′s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why can’t we grow it here? BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.
The definitive feature documentary film on the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington State, examining the inside story of I-502 and the groundbreaking impact of this controversial decision on American drug policy.
A powerful documentary produced by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) featuring the Caravan For Peace, a 30-day excursion around the U.S. which LEAP members took in 2012 with mothers and relatives of Mexican victims of the War on Drugs.
A feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Psychedelics can be potent tools for getting to know who we are, who we can be. and for healing the trauma of a society that is addicted to greed and consumerism. This film dares to break the taboo surrounding psychedelic medicines, by examining and revealing their proven potential to heal and alleviate suffering on a global scale. Through interviews with the worlds foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal potential.
Journey to the heart of coca country where United States tax dollars have financed the aerial fumigation of 2.6 million acres of land in Colombia – the world’s second most biodiverse country.
See cropdusters target coca plants, the main ingredient of cocaine, with concentrated herbicide as part of the U.S. war on drugs.
Listen to people on the ground, hear about the impacts, and learn new ideas about how to solve this deadly problem.
Colored: Crack Cocaine, the War on Drugs, and the Making of Post-Civil Rights America, is an in-depth look at the War on Drugs and the crack cocaine scare that draws from the perspective of Black Americans in Boston.