Showtime’s docu-series “The Trade” debuted on February 2nd, and will air the season finale tomorrow night, March 2. Directed and executive produced by Oscar nominee and Emmy® winner Matthew Heineman, “The Trade” “spotlights the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web,” according to Showtime press, “From Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities on both sides of the border.”
This series truly displays a large picture of this epidemic from the poppy fields in Mexico, to police raiding dealers, to families visiting loved one in cemeteries. The production is so well done, and the timing of this series is critical.
In the Showtime press release Heineman says, “My goal with the series is to highlight the human side of the opioid epidemic through hopeful and emotional stories on both sides of the border. Although each character’s world is vastly different, they are all caught in the same machine – trapped in a never-ending cycle of dependency that they attempt to escape from.”
To catch up on “The Trade” docu-series, you can stream previous episodes at Sho.com and the season finale airs tomorrow night, March 2 at 9 pm ET on Showtime.