10 things I learned from ‘How To Make Money Selling Drugs’


Last night in List, Ivy Film Festival screened the 2012 documentary, How To Make Money Selling Drugs. The movie was incredibly powerful and informative and I could go on for hours about all the things I learned at the screening and subsequent panel discussion. But in the interest of time, here are 10 things I learned from How To Make Money Selling Drugs:

10. How to make money selling drugs. The title of this film is not misleading and the documentary is, in fact, formatted as an informative film filled with interviews from industry professionals on how to get involved and make profit in the drug trade. The movie is set up as though the drug trade were a video game and takes its audience from Level 1: Pawn, all the way through the final level: Cartel Leader, offering bonus tips and points along the way.

9. 9 out of 10 bills in the U.S. are tainted with cocaine. And I don’t mean are metaphorically tainted with blood money from the drug trade. I mean they have physically been used to inject cocaine and still contain trace amounts of the drug. Continue Reading

A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: IFF screening of ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’

Do you like relevant documentaries? Do you like Entourage? Do you like learning about the drug trade? Do you like Woody Harrelson? If you answered yes to any of the above, be sure to check out Ivy Film Festival’s screening of How To Make Money Selling Drugs on Wednesday at 7:30 in List 120.

How to Make Money Selling Drugs is a powerful documentary that traces the drug trade in the United States from street-level dealers to high-profile politicians and DEA agents. If you thought Breaking Bad taught you everything you needed to know about modern drug politics, think again. The film was produced by Adrian Greniere of Entourage fame, and features interviews with Susan Sarandon, Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, and Eminem. Obviously, if that many celebrities are involved, it must be important.

The screening will be followed by a panel featuring several Brown professors and alumni with extensive knowledge of the modern American drug culture and firsthand experience in the field. Check out the Facebook event for more information.