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Cocaine Unwrapped review

The white stuff

"I'm only harming myself," reckons one of London's casual cokeheads. Oh yeah? Rachel Seifert's rigorous doc follows the "war on drugs" from Colombian jungles to Wire -tapped Baltimore to highlight the appalling human cost involved in snorting the occasional gram.

Interviewing everyone from presidents to prisoners, Seifert lays bare a flawed system where military force and blanket criminalisation perpetuate a terrible cycle of violence... but also showcases the reforms transforming the fortunes of farmers, mules and addicts.

Even so, a hopeful future depends on stifling demand - and this is a compassionate, considered plea to weekend warriors to think twice before choosing charlie.

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