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The Heroin Wars [videorecording]: Filmed Over Thirty Years, 1965-1996

commentary by Adrian Cowell ; produced in association with WGBH/Frontline ; Carlton UK productions for Channel Four
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
"In 1964, director Adrian Cowell ("The Decade of Destruction") and cameraman Chris Menges ("The Killing Fields") went to the mountainous Shan region of eastern Burma to film the emerging Shan revolutionary forces in their bloody civil war against the fascist military dictatorship. The impoverished Shans had only one way to finance their war of liberation -- opium. Cowell has returned to Shan State several times over the last 30 years to record the ongoing civil war and the burgeoning opium trade. The heroin wars story is told in three parts."--Container.
Director
Adrian Cowell
Release Date
1996
Run Time
180 min.
Language
Narration in English ; some Burmese with English subtitles
Notes
Videocassette release of a 1996 production.
Related Title
Frontline (Television program)
Opium convoys.
Smack city.
The kings of opium.
Local Notes
Bullfrog Films is primarily a non-theatrical distributor, as opposed to a consumer DVD or home video distributor. Our programs come with public performance rights, which is the right to show the film in public provided no admission fee is charged. This does NOT include the right to show the film on television or online, only the right to show the film in public to any audience where the projector and audience are in the same room. (3/19/12)
Contents
  • 1. The opium convoys
  • 2. Smack city
  • 3. The kings of opium.
ISBN
1560296771 (pt.1), 156029678X (pt.2), 1560296798 (pt.3)
Credits
Director, Adrian Cowell ; producer, Michael Kirk ; executive producer, David Fanning ; camera, Chris Menges
Published
Oley, Pa. : Bullfrog Films, c1996.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
3 videocassettes (180 min.) : sd.,col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
Technical Details
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