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The "Golden Triangle" : the fabled, forbidden heart of Southeast Asia, home of heroin, morphine, and a host of amphetamines. On the rugged hillsides and in remote clearings, rippling seas of golden poppies glint in the harsh sunlight. Soon their sap will begin its journey to the back streets of the world's urban ghettos.
The Burmese portion of the triangle has traditionally been the biggest, most productive and, in recent years, the most foreboding. A kind of no-man's land and a haven for drug lords, it has become a monument to monoculture - the cultivation of opium.
But times are changing. One by one, the drug warlords are making peace and disbanding their armies. Crop substitution is being introduced as a viable alternative for poppies, and the 21st century is now reaching into this forgotten corner of the globe.
This film focuses on the opium growers themselves, tribal peoples who are currently caught in this moment of change when opium may well cease to be their staff of life.