The film, directed by Andrew Davies of Campaign Film is shot in the favelas of Sao Paulo. It provides honest testimonies from people directly affected by the failed ‘war on drugs’ in one of Brazil’s poorest cities.

22 Mar 2019

The story is told by Marcio, who describes one of the key impacts of prohibition in his community: violent and racist policing targeted at the poorest, made worse by a lack of state support and social services.

Marcio’s experience is echoed in the testimonies of people around the world. From Sao Paolo, London, Bangkok, and Cusco, this failed war is destroying people’s lives and livelihoods in a myriad of ways.

Like us, Marcio believes the drugs trade needs to be legally regulatedRegulating drugs will make them safer and restrict who can access them. It will reduce violence and corruption by replacing the illicit drugs market with one that safeguards livelihoods and communities. It will mean that the money spent on upholding prohibition can be directed to health and social services.

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