NOTE: This 1999 DNW film is in english although it starts out in Dutch for the first few seconds. (92:29 min)
This European documentary looks at the American War on Drugs, the one behind the veil of rhetoric. Most experts say that we are losing the war on drugs, on many levels than the obvious. The war on drugs has been going on for more than three decades. Today, nearly 500,000 Americans are imprisoned on drug charges, a 10 fold increase since in 1980. Last year $40 billion in taxpayer dollars were spent in fighting the war on drugs. As a result of incarceration obsession, the United States operates the largest prison system on the planet.
The list can go on but watch the staggering facts for yourselves from amazingly candid interviews of many experts of the criminal trade including extreme regrets from the man that wrote the senseless, twisted criminal drug laws that has become an American tragedy. Yet, we are now almost 10 years since this film was shown and there is no change. The War on Drugs has become entrenched as part of the national economy. Perhaps the War on Drugs and The War on Terror were never meant to be won. (92 min)