Czech premiere

The Trade

The Trade

Matthew Heineman
USA | 2018 | 104 min.

Language: English, Spanish
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From Columbus, Ohio, to Guerrero, Mexico. Nothing can stop it. The drug epidemic ravages lives and communities on both sides of the border.

There are specific human stories hidden behind dry numbers and statistics and behind screaming headlines about the drug trade and addiction. On the one side are addicts and their families, who must often come to terms with the loss of their loved ones. On the other are those who produce and distribute drugs. Somewhere between the two is the police. The multilayered issue of drugs can be understood only when the individual fragments are combined into an overall picture. Our festival is screening 2 episodes – traveling to a poppy field in Mexico and a treatment center in the USA – from a docuseries made by the same director whose Cartel Land (on the same topic) was nominated for an Oscar and received 3 Emmy awards in 2016.

Director

Matthew Heineman

Festival guest on days
Mar 14 - Mar 17, 2019

Filmography
2018 - A Private War
2018 - The Trade
2017 - City of Ghosts
2015 - Cartel Land
2012 - Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
2009 - Our Time

Others Films from category Retrospective: Matthew Heineman

Cartel Land

Cartel Land

A riveting look behind the scenes of the battle with drug cartels, who continue to have an enormous impact on life in Mexico as well as beyond its borders in the USA.

City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

A raw portrayal of atrocities committed in Syria as viewed by Hamoud and Hassan, two civil journalists who, despite brutal repression, bring information about a heavily beleaguered city to the outside world.

The Trade

The Trade

From Columbus, Ohio, to Guerrero, Mexico. Nothing can stop it. The drug epidemic ravages lives and communities on both sides of the border.