Film Spearheads Campaign to End War on Drugs: 'Breaking The Taboo'

14 Dec 2012

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In 2011 a group of world leaders including seven ex-presidents set up The Global Commission on Drug Policy to end the 40-year 'War on Drugs' -- but wars are easier to start than they are to finish.

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, "Breaking the Taboo" is a film that follows the Commission on its mission to break the political taboo over the US-led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years. It calls for the United Nations and all heads of states to "end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education."

"Breaking the Taboo" was released via You Tube on 6 December 2012. It 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.

It features interviews with several current and former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter of the US, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, Cesar Gaviria of Colmbia and more, who now all support this campaign to end the War on Drugs.

Watch the Film
You can watch the entire film here on SACSIS.

Sign the Petition 
Visit the "Breaking the Taboo" website to sign the Avaaz petition calling for Ban Ki Moon of the UN and all heads of states to "end the War on Drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education." 

You can find this page online at http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/1523.

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