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Friday, December 7, 2012

FULL LENGTH FILM: "Breaking the Taboo"

Chivis Martínez Borderland Beat
 Richard Branson' 'Breaking The Taboo' Takes Aim At The War On Drugs
This film Sundog Pictures released its feature documentary "Breaking the Taboo" to YouTube on Friday, giving the world a free look at its nearly hour-long film.   
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, "Breaking the Taboo" is produced by Sam Branson's indie Sundog Pictures and Brazilian co-production partner Spray Filmes and was directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade. Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.
A big thank you to Borderland reader "Gerardo D" for bringing the film to my attention.  You readers continue to play an important part of my contributions by sending information to me. Thank you-thank you!
A disclaimer of sorts, remember this is a film produced by others and is not necessarily a point of view I have either in whole or part, that is up to each of you to decide for yourselves.

[The video plays satisfactorily on full screen mode]
Source: Sundog Pictures


  1. Excellent in depth overview thanks

  2. Interesting to hear Colombia speaking about 8 cartels before the war and 24 now. But perhaps that is a natural progression of people and greed?
    I may have not seen this it was very much worth an hour of my life.

  3. I hope someone up load this on torrents

  4. I was surprised that I watched the entire film, I thought it would be old news and boring. Wrong on both accounts.

  5. this documentary says 47,000 dead. not only is that vastly wrong but it makes no mention of the 100,000 "disappeared".

  6. This was a very high quality film, but I would expect nothing less from Richard Branson who has a net worth of 4 billion. Very valid points and a system that could work if we follow Latin America and European standards. I do not believe if drugs were legal there would be a outpouring of addiction. I am sure when someone is in the throes of addiction, whether it is legal or not would not be a great interest to them. Clinton chiming in was a little disconcerting only for the fact of his drug use when his brother was busted. Clinton does have some great points of view but taking his lead on many issues is a bit hard to swallow. He was right there with best of them in the 90's.

  7. Excellent video Chivis. I had been awaiting it's release since "rare" posted the trailer for it on Nov. 24 on the Forum. She posted the full length today on Forum today.

  8. I too expected old news to clueless people, but I am really impressed by the research and plan presented throughout!

  9. Pleasantly surprised, I honestly expected it would be a bore. It brings the viewer from the genesis of the drug war spanning each nation involved. excellent.

    I hope readers are taking notice of comments and are encouraged to watch this.

    In regards to the number dead I am guessing they used the official number as it stood at the time of filming, no matter still great.

  10. Very good video, I hope worlds leaders listen and rethink the strategy per it is clearly not working

  11. "Interesting to hear Colombia speaking about 8 cartels before the war and 24 now"

    What he was saying was that coca plants were being cultivated in 8 "departamentos" before the war and 24 or 28 after. In Colombia, a departmento is like a state...(Coahuila, Nuevo Leon etc.)


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