Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

From its origins to its long-standing effects still felt today, America's crack epidemic is layed out and explored in this documentary from the Emmy-winning director of 2010's Freedom Riders.

In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake. Decades later, the destructive effects on people’s lives, families and communities are still deeply felt. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy examines not only the personal devastation caused by the drug, but also the shadowy origins of the crisis and the resultant, ongoing marginalization of Black and Brown people trapped by the U.S. prison and healthcare systems.

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Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

A narrower focus might have allowed the film to better tease out such knotty material.

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Variety

Variety

The movie takes us back and also forward, into the sadder and wiser present day, when we can now see how crack changed the culture.

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