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SUNDAY SCREENING: Afghan Overdose – Inside the Opium Trade

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This week’s featured documentary selection, curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

“Afghanistan is the world’s biggest exporter of black-market opium from which heroin is made. It’s a multi-billion dollar business, responsible for around a hundred thousand deaths every year and it’s a major source of income for terrorists. RT Doc travelled to the poppy fields where death is harvested to find out why no one can put a stop to this deadly trade. When it comes to heroin, a non-intervention policy is still going strong in Afghanistan where over 90% of the world’s black market opium is produced. Most finds its way onto the international drug market and the profits fund organized crime and terrorist groups like ISIS, which is growing in strength here.”

Watch:


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Film: Afgan Overdose
Director: Pavel Baydikov
Producer: Eldar Kazakov, Marianna Dravnel
Run time: 52 min
TV Novosti (2015)

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