Crime Of The Century
I highly recommend giving The Crime of The Century a watch. It’s a documentary about the opioid epidemic in the United States and who actually caused it.
The summary is here:
A two-part documentary directed by Emmy and Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (HBO’s The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley and Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief), The Crime of the Century is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates.
Exploring the origins, extent, and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America’s opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere.
With the help of whistleblowers, newly leaked documents, exclusive interviews, sobering testimony from victims of opioid addiction, and access to behind-the-scenes investigations, Gibney’s exposé posits that drug companies are in fact largely responsible for manufacturing the very crisis they profit from, to the tune of billions of dollars — and thousands of lives.
The Crime of the Century is a Jigsaw Production in association with The Washington Post andStoried Media Group, written and directed by Alex Gibney; produced by Alex Gibney, Sarah Dowland, and Svetlana Zill; executive produced by Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Todd Hoffman, and Aaron Fishman.
It’s only available on HBO as far as I know. But there are “other ways” to watch it, for our pirate friends. No judgement, but no recommendation either, as I don’t want to get sued out of existence.
As many of you know, I’m not a video guru. I hate watching videos. I much prefer podcasts or writing. But even I enjoyed this one.
Most of the stuff was rather obvious for a dissident, but it was worthwhile to see and listen to the first-hand accounts of many of those directly involved. If you already doubt Big Pharma, this will solidify any doubts.
But it’s main benefit isn’t for dissidents. This documentary is perfectly suited for the grey masses.
If you have friends or family that trust Big Med and Big Pharma with their every waking breath, this documentary is the place to start with them. Encourage them to watch the first part and they’ll naturally want to view the finale in part 2.
I watched it a while back and have had some serious success with it so far. It’s a “mainstream” incursion into the issue of institutional power and corruption between institutions and the government. It will only take you so far with the grey masses of course, but it can and will break some of the conditioning.
Use it to your advantage. It’s long at around four hours for both parts, but just recommend the first one. Or give them a watch yourself if you’re interested in the topic.
Enjoy. But be prepared to get furious at those involved. It’s a natural reaction to seeing the extent of what the centralizers cause.
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