The so-called “war on drugs” is regarded by many as a failure. Despite their best efforts, Federal law enforcement agencies have not been able to curtail the supply of or reduce the demand for drugs. Illegal narcotics—cocaine, heroin and other addictive and deadly products—flow into the United States from South America and Mexico and into Europe through the Middle East. The films that will be presented are thoughtful, truthful and powerful depictions of the problem: Traffik, a two-part British/German/Pakistani movie shown on the BBC in 1989; Traffic, the 2000 American version set in the US and Mexico; and Cartel Land, an explosive 2015 documentary on the subject. Discussion on the seemingly unstoppable international drug trade and the drug crisis in general will follow each film.