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The Trade

Getting in is the only way out

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About The Series

This documentary series from award-winning director Matthew Heineman offers a visceral, rarely-seen look into the personal stories of those most affected by ongoing national emergencies. Season 1 covers the opioid epidemic from the poppy fields of cartel-controlled Mexico to the battle to save lives in heartland America. Season 2 follows Central American migrants on their perilous journeys to the U.S., as well as the law enforcement agents who try to stop them at the border and the shadow industries that prey on them every step of the way.

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The five-episode first season spotlights the opioid crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web.

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2 Seasons, 6 Episodes

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  • Season 2

    Follow Central Americans on an odyssey to the United States (and others heading back home after being deported), and delve into the shadow industries that prey on them. A look at the underbelly of the migrants’ world and their struggle to survive.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    The Trade is a powerful and visceral opioid odyssey from the poppy fields of cartel-controlled Mexico to the battle to save lives in heartland America.

    Season 1
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