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American Drug War

American Drug WarOVERVIEW

Genre: Feature Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 120 minutes
Medium: Digital Video

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CAST & CREW

Director: Kevin Booth
Producer: Kevin Booth
Co producers: Page Ostrow, George Russell
Associate Producer: Trae Painter Booth
Cast: Tommy Chong, Freeway Ricky Ross, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, General Barry McCaffrey, Judge James Gray, Gary Johnson, Mike Rupert, Celerino Castillo III , Robert Steele , T. Rodgers , Cynthia McKinney, Craig X, Ron Paul, Jello Biafra, Joe Rogan, Todd McCormick, Dr. Claudia Jensen
Writer: Kevin Booth
Distributor: Domestic – Showtime, International – Monarch
Producer’s Representative: Ostrow and Company

REVIEW

CBS Radio – Todd David Schwartz
Four Stars
“Open-minded and intellectually honest” “A mind-altering experience”

High Times Magazine – Mary Ought Six
Four Pot Leafs
“Brace yourself for Afghani opium, interviews with a former drug czar and Amsterdam’s lone crack connoisseur, and basic bad-guy bedlam in this informative documentary”

Ain’t it Cool News – Elston Gunn
“And oh, the things he discovers” “An eye-opening and compelling examination
of the war on drugs”

CINEPHELIA – C. Dempsey
“AMERICAN DRUG WAR is worth some serious frontal lobe absorption. This is a documentary that will show you just how well the war on drugs is going. And let me tell you it really seems to be going great -drug use is up, education is down and all while you the taxpayer keep pouring the money in”

SYNOPSIS

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. Three and a half years in the making, the documentary follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross; the man many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA. AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government. More importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some ‘pro-drug’ stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war, the ones who are fighting it and the ones who are living it.