Crack on Netflix: Documentary on cocaine boom in 80s

Netflix recently unveiled the trailer for Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy. It depicts how people of colour were wronged in the 80s in the US.

The documentary uses archive footage and news reels from the 80s along with interviews of some Black and Hispanic people in the present, in order to represent the continued effects of the cocaine boom.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; Freedom Riders) peels back the layers of how crack decimated Black and Brown communities and rocked the nation.

Previously, Netflix had acquired another such documentary ’13th’, that talked about the US Prison Boom with a tiny chapter on cocaine-led racism.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy will be an in-depth version of the same while also talking about healthcare along with prison systems. It talks about the origins of the crisis as well as its entire journey so far.

The documentary releases on Netflix on January 21, 2021. Check out the trailer here:

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