Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure (2004)

Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure
Type Short Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 58mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Francois Brohy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Gerard Ungerman Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jason Steizel Editor n/a 172 7000001
Fritz Heede Editor n/a 172 7000002
Audrey Brohy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Gerard Ungerman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gerard Ungerman Director n/a 2 2000001
Audrey Brohy Director n/a 2 2000002
Gerard Ungerman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Audrey Brohy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ed Asner Actor Narrator 1 1000001
With the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) now branded a terrorist organization by the US, and Colombian President Pastrana unilaterally withdrawing from the peace process in February 2002, this is a very timely analysis of the 20-year war on drugs in Colombia and the realities of what is known as "Plan Colombia." A counterpoint structure and a wide range of interviews with, among others, Noam Chomsky, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, Green presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt (later kidnapped by FARC), US State Department officials, US Congress members, and Colombian farmers, rebels, social activists and military, help build an insightful analysis of the purposes behind the drug war that, in the last decade, has resulted in a twofold increase in cocaine imports to the US.