In 2011, an international effort was initiated to challenge the status quo in regards to the long-standing War on Drugs. The Global Commission on Drug Policy, comprised of several former and current presidents including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Kofi Annan, was set up with the mission of ending the forty year-long war on drugs.
The war on drugs can be traced back to 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared it a “total war against public enemy number one in the United States”. This unilateral move by the United States would ultimately lead to massive implications for global drug policy, as a result of a series of UN conventions designed to create an international ban on producing, transporting, selling and possessing any illegal substances.
This has been the landscape for decades now but the Global Commission on Drug Policy is seeking to push back against this status quo. In order to do this they have created an eye-opening documentary titled ‘Breaking The Taboo’, narrated by Morgan Freeman.
This insightful documentary follows the efforts of seven world leaders from around the world as they try to break free from what they call ‘the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years’. It offers viewers an exclusive look at rarely seen footage about US interventions around the world and speaks with experts in drug policy who are challenging conventional wisdom about how governments should approach drug use and trafficking.
There’s no doubt that ‘Breaking The Taboo’ is an important piece of filmmaking that will open eyes and minds. It’s imperative that more people become aware of America’s role in creating and perpetuating a failed War on Drugs – not just domestically but internationally too. Therefore if you want to learn more about this crucial issue then we urge you to watch this must-see documentary today!