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Cocaine Cowboys

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This is a documentary (yeah, so I’ve been on a kick lately….get off my back) on the cocaine trade starting in the early 70’s.  Focusing on Miami, FL where the fun began.  Interviews from cops, smugglers and some of Miami’s most dangerous criminals  coupled with newstories of the day tell the horrific events that made Miami the murder capital of the world in the early 80’s. 

 Remarkable footage from local news archives along with evidence photos and real life accounts from the gunmen themselves brings life to the cocaine wars of the 1980’s.  Stunning to see the escalation of the drug trade, the ignorance (and corruption) of the US government and the economic boom (and fall) of Miami.  Puts a whole new spin on Miami Vice.   Trailer after the jump. (more…)


Documentaries that you’re sure to love

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? – one of the best documentary features at the Milwaukee International Film Festival!  Following the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to replace  retiring 28-year veteran and former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt.  The documentary shadows little known Jeff Smith, a 29 year old part-time political science instructor at Wash U.  Travel along this grass roots campaign as they face their biggest opponent Russ Carnahan to see if the little guy stands a chance. 

 Even if you’re not a fan of the policital process this movie is a must see!   A true underdog story.

Maxed Out – a look at the American credit industry and how it affects us.  It’s really disturbing to see how the credit industry solicits their “biggest money makers” as well as looking at the national debt.  A must see for anyone who has ever taken out a loan or has gotten a credit card.