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The Trade

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This documentary series from Oscar®-nominated, Emmy®-winning director Matthew Heineman offers a visceral look at illicit industries, and tells the stories of those most affected by them. Season 1 goes inside the opioid epidemic, from cartel-controlled Mexico to heartland America where addicts and law enforcement combat the cycles of drug abuse. Season 2 centers on human trafficking and smuggling, following Central Americans on a perilous odyssey to the US, the shadow industries that prey on them, and law enforcement agents who try to stop them.

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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, 9 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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