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This film should be compulsory viewing for the lock them up/throw away the key types like Peter Hitchens; because in many parts if the USA they do just that, and does it solve or even reduce drug problems? No, as this film so clearly explains there are other forces at work aside from the personal choice of individuals, in fact personal choice seems to be one freedom that has disappeared in some of the city areas highlighted here.
This film is really a modern sociological study, but with its deft touch, going from the personal to the national, it never seems to lecture or try to persuade. In fact, many of the people interviewed here are anything but subversive; they are the hard-working members of a society in decline, who have seen the way things are going, and want to try to arrest the damage being inflicted on their cities and on their neighbours.