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Movies That Matter Delves into the War on Drugs

“A terrific introduction to the insanity known as the War on Drugs.”

Jeffrey Miron, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Senior Fellow, The Cato Institute

On Tuesday, November 19 at 4:30 pm, Movies That Matter presents Cocaine Unwrapped, a documentary by Rachel Seifert that tells a story of politics, death, economic and environmental devastation and human suffering, and explores realistic alternatives to the war on drugs.

This story of cocaine includes coca farmers in Colombia, drug mules in Ecuadorian prisons, cocaine factories in the Bolivian jungle, dealers on the streets of Mexico, law enforcement officials on the streets of Baltimore, and the everyday consumers around the dinner tables of the West. The film features front line reportage, exclusive access to the political leaders of Latin America, such as Evo Morales of Bolivia and Rafael Correa of Ecuador, as well as revealing interviews with drug czars. Watch this film and you will never think the same way again about the “War on Drugs”.

“Cocaine Unwrapped shows how drug wars have not only failed to reduce the production, trafficking, and consumption of drugs, but have left in their wake collateral damage as devastating as the problems they purported to resolve…This film should provoke casual cocaine users and policy makers alike to think twice about the consequences of their actions. Cocaine Unwrapped is a clarion call for revamping current drug policies.”

Virginia Bouvier, Senior Program Officer, Latin America, Center of Innovation, United States Institute for Peace

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