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A lot of stories converge in this truly disturbing tale of deep pockets and drugs that stretches all the way across the world from probably right outside your front door. Like, did you know that there is a big difference in the way the law treats white offenders from black offenders caught in drug dealing? And did you also know that our jails are the most crowded in the world because of minor marijuana possession as opposed to other types of drug activity that should be corrected? This movie really opened my eyes but I was still really saddened by it. I hope that everyone who sees it sees it as a wake up call. When I think of drugs I think of the wars in Mexico that aren't far from where I live in SoCal, but they reach all the way to the heartland and up to the Great Lakes if you dare to look. The best way to combat the war on drugs is to educate ourselves. ASAP>
As a mother of teens, I find myself deeply torn about this movie. Yes, it is well-made and contains some shockingly valuable information on the way the drug cartels work and how young innocents are lured into the ring of destruction, but the movie also does something I'm not its makers intended: it provides a step-by-step manual on how to become a drug dealer and make a lot of money doing so. The movie doesn't hold anything back and I think that that may actually be a dangerous thing in this case. I'm sure that many young kids like mine will see it and they may fail to see the full danger of what a life in drug dealing entails. Their minds are too impressionable and too nubile to fully grasp just how bad it can get. I would say that anyone who has a teen over 16 should watch it with their kids but then have a long and extended discussion afterwards of what they saw.
I'll admit that at time this movie gets a little preachy (but let's just agree that most doc**entaries do) and it also doesn't exactly tell us things we don't already know, but it should get points (and lots of them) for going in depth into an issue that continues to befuddle everyone involved. The movie begins by showing how young people (usually men) get involved in selling drugs in the first place. It's not exactly what you think it is. Many of them come from what you would consider good homes and backgrounds, but then one thing or one individual changes the trajectory of their life. The next thing you know they've become a full blown drug lord and are making millions - but at the expense of so many lives. The movie exposes the drug industry for what it is: another money making enterprise where the almighty dollar trumps any and all value attached to any and all human lives.
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