Afghan Heroin: The Lost War

An investigation of the drug trade in Afghanistan, which has sharply increased since the War on Terror began and now produces over 90% of the world’s opium.

Torn apart from years of war, many destitute farmers had to grow opium poppy in order to provide for their families. Poppy production keeps farmers in business, but it also funds Taliban through their control of smuggling networks, enabling them to sustain their fight against Western forces in Afghanistan. This documentary explores how the War on Terror unwittingly unleashed a large supply of the dangerous drug into the mainstream.

Year: 2008

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