â€œDamage Done: The Drug War Odysseyâ€
Saturday, December 9th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)
Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey chronicles the efforts of several crusaders battling to clean up major cities where drugs and illegal narcotics are running rampant. Billions of dollars have been spent worldwide on the war on drugs with no end in sight. Directed by Connie Littlefield and produced by Ann Bernier, the film follows these current and former law enforcement officers, who have all spent their entire lives enforcing laws they feel do not work. The documentary examines our existing regulations against drug use and narcotics, whether the current system is making a difference in a world where cities are seeing nothing but ever-increasing problems with the prevalence of drugs. Their answer â€“ to legalize, regulate and tax drugs â€“ bringing narcotics under the control of the government and ending prohibition.
About â€˜GLOBAL CURRENTS’: Global National’s Kevin Newman hosts this critically acclaimed documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.
Other documentaries in the series include:
- Rich Nation â€“ December 16
Broadcast schedules are subject to change.