What if we could see the suffering that manifests from making a desired substance? If the line of cocaine could be trailed, what would we see?
An idea that I have been contemplating for quiet some time now is to create a film that exposes the devastating effects of cocaine, from production to consumption.
In the spirit of Traffic and Crash, “Powder” would demonstrate a lineal depiction of:
The reluctant farmers forced to create the substance in its most raw form,
the undue American war on Drugs,
the battling guerrilla warfare and government collision,
the social and economical effects of cocaine on Colombian citizens,
the arrogant Colombian Cartel,
the reality of trafficking,
international distribution and the oblivious consumers.
It would be as if the line of powder tells the story and intertwines into the lives of those who cross its path. Instead of a Drama that focuses on the repercussions of cocaine in one social group, “Powder” would demonstrate how the creation of the illicit drug constructs a domino effect of poverty, violence, greed, confusion and addiction.
as i have no scriptwriting experience, i would love to hear how i could propose this idea to people who could potentially make it into a film. thanks in advance for your help