Our Drugs War: Birth of a Narco-State

The third and final part of Angus Macqueen’s exploration of the failure of present drugs polices takes the viewer to the frontline. Birth of a Narco-State shows how the war on drugs is actually fuelling the long-term civil war in Afghanistan, possibly creating what he calls a ‘Narco-Theocracy’: a toxic …

Our Drugs War: The Life and Death of a Dealer

The Queensbridge Estate in New York lies within sight of the Manhattan skyscrapers, but is seemingly a world away. The largest housing complex in Queens, it is regularly raided by police to break up massive drug operations. Here, award-winning filmmaker Angus Macqueen looks at the social cost of America’s war …

Our Drugs War: Everyone’s at It

One in six British citizens have used class-A drugs. Focusing on Scotland – named by the UN as Europe’s drug capital – the first episode shows the stark contrast between Edinburgh’s rich city centre and its underprivileged estates, where up to 60-70% of the residents can be drug users. Film-maker …