Flowers of Darkness

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Flowers of Darkness is a short 1972 documentary film about the opium poppy and its abuse by drug users, the film starts with a brief look at the history of opium including the 19th century Opium Wars, talks about the discovery of heroin and then examines the growing abuse of heroin and its trade in the US in the 1970’s and how it is sourced from poppy fields of Afghanistan. The documentary is narrated by legendary actor Paul Newman.

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