Brazilian documentary “Smokescreen” premieres in NZ

Get your mates together and come support the NZ theatrical release of Smokescreen, a brazilian made documentary about drug prohibition around the world and in Brazil. This screening in NZ is part of the ReelBrazil film festival. For more details please see the official Smokescreen page on ReelBrazil. You can get tickets to the Wellington screenings here, however, when I checked on the Rialto site, it was not possible to get tickets on what is as far as I could tell the Smokescreen page on Rialto.

Smokescreen raises the subject of drug policies in effect worldwide, focusing on their social and political implications in countries such as Brazil, England, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, Argentina and the US. Its premise is a rethink of countries’ prohibitionist drug policies. The confronting documentary discusses some of the consequences of such drug laws, such as violence and corruption, reaching unacceptable levels.

Through interviews in Brazil and abroad with physicians, researchers, leaders, policemen and representatives of civil movements, the filmmaker and journalist Rodrigo Mac Niven introduces a new vision of the early 21st century. It is a documentary that questions prohibition, and discusses the complexities of a taboo subject with honesty and transparency.

 

 

Screening times:

Friday 23 September 6:30pm Wellington Paramount Theatre

Sunday 25 September 3:00pm Wellington Paramount Theatre

Tuesday 27 September 6:30pm Wellington Paramount Theatre

Friday 28 October 6:30pm Auckland Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Sunday 30 October 3:00pm Auckland Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Tuesday 01 November 6:30pm Auckland Rialto Cinemas Newmarket