Friday, July 3, 2009

American Meth

In this even-handed exposé, former broadcast journalist Justin Hunt
examines meth use throughout the Western US, traveling from Portland,
OR to Roswell, N.M., and a number of blue-collar stops in between.
Narrated by Val Kilmer, who played a meth-addicted musician in 2002's
The Salton Sea, the director backtracks to the birth of amphetamine
in the late-1800s, which leads to methamphetamine in the early-1990s
before returning to the present (as fellow New Mexico resident Kilmer
notes, Adolf Hitler was a regular user). For the most part, Hunt
focuses on addicts, police officers, politicians, health providers,
and social workers.

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