Kentroversy Tapes Podcast # 43 (April 14, 2008)
Kevin Booth's new documentary, American Drug War: The Last White Hope is the BEST Drug War documentary I have ever seen! A true masterpiece!
KENTROVERSY TAPES PODCAST # 43 (April 14, 2008)
Kevin Booth, of Sacred Cow Productions, has just released the truth-telling documentary 'American Drug War: The Last White Hope' -- the BEST Drug War documentary I have ever seen anywhere!!
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with documentary filmmaker Kevin Booth, who has just released the most honest look at the true effects of the American Drug War, which has been showing on the SHOWTIME pay subscription cable and satellite TV channel -- and will continue to be shown in that venue for the next two years! However, the one thing that you will NOT be seeing on SHOWTIME -- are the three hours of DVD bonus features -- which include a one hour examination of Tommy Chong's imprisonment for selling glass over the Internet.
Kevin and I discussed HOW he had gotten the idea for this documentary film, and he told me a sadly sobering story of his own family and his best-friend, and how they all died because of LEGAL substances, such as cigarettes, alcohol, and legally dispensed prescription pharmaceuticals. Sadly, both of Kevin's parents, his brother Curt, and best-friend; the late, great comedian Bill Hicks, are all gone now, much to Kevin's own sadness. It was this very sadness that fueled his drive to complete and release this four-plus years in-the-making documentary.
Kevin was given some amazing access during the filming, which he said produced hundreds of hours of raw footage, all of which was whittled down into a two-hour film. Having moved to Los Angeles during production, Kevin was able to meet with a diverse cast of Drug War players, such as Freeway Ricky Ross, T. Rogers founder of the Bloods street gang, and many other Los Angeles street characters.
Kevin also met with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Drug Czar General Barry McCaffery, and various police and court officials. He also filmed a interview with DEA Agent Cele Castillo, who spoke on camera about what he discovered when he worked for the DEA -- namely, that the hardest drugs such as cocaine and heroin were being imported by the CIA, in an effort to better control the inner cities of the USA, beginning with Los Angeles itself.
Kevin and I covered a great deal of territory in sixty-minutes -- as Kevin Booth is one of the most interesting guests with which I have ever had the pleasure of working.
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TKT ep43 04 14 2008
AMERICAN DRUG WAR
with Kevin Booth
(Run Time: 1:10:54)
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Kentroversy Tapes Episode # 43 - Kevin Booth - American Drug War (Run Time: 1:10:54) (April 14, 2008)
I would encourage all interested in what Kevin Booth has to say, to check out his websites - Sacred Cow Productions and American Drug War - both of which are well worth your attention.
Opening Song - TELL THE TRUTH (excerpt) by David Lee Roth; from the album: 'A Little Ain't Enough' (1991)
Closing Song - HAND OF DOOM (excerpt) by Black Sabbath; from the album: 'Paranoid' (1970)
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All rights reserved. Used with permission.
The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Tape ...
American Drug War Website
Sacred Cow Productions Website
Street Gangs Website
Kentroversy Tapes Podcast # 2 - Kevin Booth Talks About Bill Hicks (June 4, 2007)
American Drug War DVD Review by Kent Daniel Bentkowski
Book Review: 32 Years On Planet Earth: Agent of Evolution by Kevin Booth (June 21, 2005)
American Drug War
CIA and Crack Cocaine
Kentspiracy Kronicles Newsletter
Sacred Cow Productions