SYNOPSIS

Directed/Produced by Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner Matthew Heineman and Produced by Oscar and Emmy nominee Morgan Spurlock for SHOWTIME, THE TRADE is the daring follow-up to Heineman's CARTEL LAND. This character-driven vérité documentary series takes viewers from Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, examining how the opioid epidemic has ravaged both sides of the border. This interwoven narrative transcends the headlines to convey, with humanity and nuance, the scope and gravity of the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses, and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web. 

DISTRIBUTION

THE TRADE is a five part docu-series that will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival before debuting on SHOWTIME February 2nd, 2018.