A “how to” guide, Matthew Cooke's uber-stylish documentary pulls back the curtain on a billion dollar industry as it calmly sets out the ten easy steps that will take you all the way from lowly street hustler to drug kingpin. With astonishing candour he not only gives us the lowdown on the drug dealers hierarchy but also exposes the crooked cops who pocket seized cash and the politicians who gain re-election from championing hardline drug laws.

The film features candid interviews with celebrities including Susan Sarandon, Woody Harrelson, David Simon, Eminem, 50 Cent, Arianna Huffington and Russell Simmons alongside ex-cops and big time dealers who are only too happy to spill their guts on camera.

Directed by Matthew Cooke, who in true indie fashion, is also the writer, narrator, editor, cinematographer and visual effects artist this is a smart and sassy documentary that busts the propaganda surrounding the US "war on drugs" and is a wildly entertaining ride.



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