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The Resource Smack city, commentary by Adrian Cowell ; produced in association with WGBH/Frontline ; Carlton UK productions for Channel Four, (videorecording)

Smack city, commentary by Adrian Cowell ; produced in association with WGBH/Frontline ; Carlton UK productions for Channel Four, (videorecording)

Label
Smack city
Title
Smack city
Statement of responsibility
commentary by Adrian Cowell ; produced in association with WGBH/Frontline ; Carlton UK productions for Channel Four
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • bur
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Filmed over a 30 year period, this 3 part video examines the the burgeoning opium trade from Burma. This second segment moves to Hong Kong, which has been the drug capital of South-East Asia for a century. In Hong Kong opium was sold under a government license until the end of WWII when Britain enforced the UN treaty against narcotics. In the 1960s Hong Kong's suppliers and addicts switched from the relatively innocuous opium to the more addictive heroin because it was easier to smuggle and consume. This film follows the fortunes of one gang which controlled the selling of heroin on one street corner and also follows the Hong Kong police as they raid heroin factories and distribution centers in what appears to be a futile struggle
Member of
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Frontline (Television program)
Credits note
Producer, Michael Kirk ; executive producer, David Fanning ; camera, Chris Menges ; director, Adrian Cowell
Language note
Narration in English ; some Burmese with English subtitles
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  • Cowell, Adrian
  • Kirk, Michael
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • Carlton Television
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Bullfrog Films
Runtime
60
Series statement
The Heroin wars
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  • Heroin
  • Heroin industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia)
Technique
live action
Label
Smack city, commentary by Adrian Cowell ; produced in association with WGBH/Frontline ; Carlton UK productions for Channel Four, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
38736763
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (60 min.)
Isbn
9781560296782
Isbn Type
(pt.2)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Smack city, commentary by Adrian Cowell ; produced in association with WGBH/Frontline ; Carlton UK productions for Channel Four, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
38736763
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (60 min.)
Isbn
9781560296782
Isbn Type
(pt.2)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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