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Title America's longest war : a film about drug prohibition / produced and directed by Paul Feine
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Java Films, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min.)
Series Current affairs in video
Summary Drug prohibition has failed. Drug usage rates have not declined and illegal drugs are more available - and cheaper - than ever before. At the same time, the costs of the drug war are staggering. More than one trillion dollars have been spent. More than 50,000 SWAT raids occur each year. Hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug offenders are wasting their lives away in prison. And more than 60,000 people have been murdered in Mexico over the past six years. 'America's Longest War' provides a brief history of drug prohibition, beginning with Nixon's declaration of war in 1971 and ending with Obama's broken promise to allow states to determine their own medical marijuana policies. It chronicles how, over the past 40 years, the drug war has escalated from a small domestic program, mostly focused on treatment, to the multi-billion dollar international war it is today.There are many victims of the drug war, and 'America's Longest War' tells some of their stories
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2015)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Drug control -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Drug control -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Drug control -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Feine, Paul, 1859-1933, director, producer