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Somos Gente Honrada

Suso and Manuel, lifelong friends, are not at their best. Both are fifty years old, without work and without money. When the situation is almost unbearable, a miracle happens: while fishing one day, they reel-in a package with ten kilos of cocaine. The two friends decide to start selling the drug to get out of their misery.
Clemons (Stacks)

Cocaine Cowboys

The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed the once sleepy retirement community and turned it into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots and the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin Cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country.
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)

Animated Neuroscience and the Action of Nicotine, Cocaine, and Marijuana in the Brain [electronic resource]

Using sophisticated 3-D animation, this program, divided into two parts, takes viewers on a journey deep into the brain to study the effects of the three substances. The first part illustrates the major functions of the brain and shows how its principal cells, the neurons, communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. In the second part, animated molecules of nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana travel a route from the external environment through the body to the brain, where viewers learn about the cellular targets of these drugs, and how each drug interacts with them and subsequently affects the body. Images of actual neurons used in the animations create a realistic effect that helps viewers understand the concepts presented.
2005; 1997

Preventing Drug Abuse [electronic resource]

Recent statistics from the DEA indicate that approximately one in ten children of ages 12 through 17 is currently using illicit drugs. This program investigates the ever-growing demand in the United States for illegal drugs, with a special focus on heroin, crack cocaine, and other substances currently in vogue. The reasons abusers give for turning to drugs are considered, as well as the relative effectiveness of current prevention and intervention efforts.
2006; 1998

Stimulants [electronic resource]

Beginning with an overview of stimulants as a class of drugs, this video examines caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and cocaine-in both powder and crack form. A doctor of pharmacology, police officers, an addiction specialist, a historian, recovering addicts, and others profile the history and biological effects of stimulants, employing case studies and personal experience to analyze their use, abuse, and hazards-including their instantly addictive nature.
2005; 1999

Stimulants [electronic resource]: Mechanics of Pleasure

Like an avenue filled with neon signs, the brain's so-called pleasure pathway can light up or go dark, depending on what sort of stimulation it receives. This program explores the workings of the human nerve center under the influence of cocaine, amphetamines, and other stimulants, and shows how our understanding of brain disorders and drug addiction has increased by studying these drugs. Profiling the pioneering work of Bruno Giros, Gaetano Di Chiara, Nora Volkow, Wolfram Schultz, Barry Everitt, Trevor Robbins, and others, the program provides viewers with a detailed history of the discovery and development of euphoria-inducing substances.
2007; 2005

Cocaine and Crack [electronic resource]

The pleasure of a cocaine high doesn't last long, but the damage cocaine causes can last a lifetime. This video explores the history of cocaine; the effects of cocaine and crack on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward cocaine and crack. The video also delves into the illicit cocaine trade and the South American cartels that control it, as well as addiction to cocaine - both physical and psychological.
2009; 2010

Cocaine Unwrapped

This blockbuster of a doc gets inside the drug world with unprecedented access. Travelling from the growers to the drug mules, poverty to prison, cocaine factories in the Colombian jungle, and dealers on the streets of Mexico and Baltimore. It is a fascinating and unusual insight into how the drug world functions. Features exclusive interviews with the political leaders of Latin America and drugs czars on both sides of the Atlantic.
2016; 2012