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 byKevin Booth
Produced bySacred Cow
StarringSheriff Joe Arpaio, Jello Biafra, Chico Brown, Celerino Castillo III, Tommy Chong, Sergeant Lou Daigle, Dr. Gary Fisher, Judge Jim 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 byKevin Booth
Distributed byPassion River
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States

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


The film holds the view that the war on drugs has become one of the longest, darkest,[1] most costly[2] periods 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.


  • 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bandow, Doug (December 20, 2004). "The Longest-Running War" Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine. The Future of Freedom Foundation.
  2. ^ Wallace-Wells, Ben (December 13, 2007). "How America Lost the War on Drugs" Archived 2010-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ "What's Wrong With the Drug War?". Drug Policy Alliance.
  4. ^ Market Wire (November 2007). 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards Announce the Winning Films of this Year's Festival. Press release.
  5. ^ (2007). 2007 Silver Lake Film Festival Awards Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine. Press release.
  6. ^ Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Archived 2013-02-02 at
  8. ^ Crime & Investigation Network[dead link]

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