The Trade — Trailer


added: Tue, Dec 5th '17

Showtime has released the official trailer for "The Trade," a five-part documentary series that takes an unflinching look at the surging heroin and opium drug trade and chronicling how the current opioid epidemic has been affecting communities in both America and Mexico.

The docu-series hails from Matthew Heineman, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated and Sundance-winning documentary "Cartel Land" which explored Mexico's violent war on drug cartels.

Executive produced by Oscar and Emmy nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), "The Trade" will make its world premiere in January at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival before debuting on Showtime on Friday, February 2nd.

From Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities on both sides of the border. But what about the lives behind the headlines and statistics? The timely, provocative new five-episode SHOWTIME docu-series THE TRADE spotlights the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web.


directed by   Matthew Heineman

release date   Sundance 2018 (world premiere) -- February 2, 2018 (on Showtime)

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