American Drug War: The Last White Hope

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American Drug War
American Drug War - The Last White Hope.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Kevin Booth
Produced by Sacred Cow
Starring Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Jello Biafra, Chico Brown, Celerino Castillo III, Tommy Chong, Sergeant Lou Daigle, Dr. Gary Fisher, Judge James P. Gray, Dr. Charles Grob, Dr. Claudia Jensen, Gary Johnson, Dennis Kucinich, General Barry McCaffrey, Todd McCormick, Cynthia McKinney, Ron Paul, Joe Pietri, Tom Rhodes, Joe Rogan, Freeway Ricky Ross, Michael Ruppert, Robert Steele, and others.
Narrated by Kevin Booth
Distributed by Passion River
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English

American Drug War: The Last White Hope is a 2007 documentary film by writer/director Kevin Booth about the War on Drugs in the United States.


The film states the War on Drugs has become one of the longest[1] and most costly[2] wars in American history. Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to prove his claim that the Drug War has failed.[3] Three and a half years in the making, the film includes sections showing 62 people including: former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, gang members, prisoners and celebrities. There is also extensive treatment of CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US. San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb exposes the connection between the arrest of "Freeway" Rick Ross and his cocaine source who was employed with the CIA.[citation needed]


  • 2007 Artivist Film Festival, Best Feature, Intl. Human Rights[4]
  • 2007 Silver Lake Film Festival, Best Documentary[5]
  • 2007 DIY Film Fest, Best Documentary
  • 2006 Evil City, Best Documentary[6]


  • Picked up by Showtime in March 2008 to be aired for the next two years.[7]
  • Shown on Australia's Foxtel Crime & Investigation Network.[8][dead link]

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