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The Trade 

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This documentary series offers a visceral look into the personal stories of those most affected by illicit industries. Season 1 covers the opioid epidemic, Season 2 follows Central American migrants on their perilous journeys to the U.S.
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This documentary series from Oscar®-nominated, Emmy®-winning director Matthew Heineman offers a visceral look at illicit industries, and tells the stories of those most affected by them. Season 1 goes inside the opioid epidemic, from cartel-controlled Mexico to heartland America where addicts and law enforcement combat the cycles of drug abuse. Season 2 centers on human trafficking and smuggling, following Central Americans on a perilous odyssey to the US, the shadow industries that prey on them, and law enforcement agents who try to stop them. Written by SHOWTIME

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Politically motivated
16 January 2019 | by FargoerSee all my reviews

The shor portraits the heroin abuse in an ok way. However, the fight against it seems politically motivated. The unsuccessful war against drugs has been ongoing for 40 years still its presented as heroic when poor abusers and their families are teared apart. Smuggling is high as ever. The series shows the problems but the lack of portraying alternative solutions is frustrating.


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2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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