Plan Colombia film screening

March 3, 2009 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Colombia is synonymous with drug trafficking, with the country earning an enormous amount of money every year by shipping its illegal wares to the USA. But the American government has been engaged in a lengthy battle to stop the Colombian drug barons from trading with their country…or have they? A 20-year war on drugs in Colombia has been paid for by U.S. taxpayers. Still more and more drugs and narco-dollars are entering the U.S. every year. Is it a mere failure by Washington or is it a smokescreen to secure Colombia’s oil and natural resources?

Filmmakers Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohey take a look at the government’s efforts to quash trading with Colombia, and find some surprisingly lax activities taking place. Commentators such as Noam Chomsky and Senator Paul Wellstone are brought into the picture to explain why this might be occurring, with a particular focus on the lucrative oil resources that Colombia houses. A fascinating mixture of facts, figures, and speculation, PLAN COLOMBIA: CASHING IN ON THE DRUG WAR FAILURE offers plenty of shocking revelations as the film unfolds.

Narrated by  Ed Asner and Dolores Huertes