The Last Black Market — Upcoming Documentary Feature Film


The Last Black Market” (working title) is a full-length feature documentary currently in pre-production exploring what legal markets for so-called “hard drugs” would look like. Divided into three threads, it examines the pitfalls of the war on drugs and underlines the only solution: legalizing and regulating most, if not all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and PCP.

The film will take us across the globe, to Portugal, Switzerland, Canada, The U.K., Bolivia and more—places where some forms of these drugs are regulated and legal and somehow, the sky hasn’t fallen. Modeled on expert opinion and backed by rigorous science, the film challenges the idea of “drug exceptionalism,” the myth that some drugs are better than others, while heralding the benefits of harm reduction and an end to the war on drugs.

About the director: Troy Farah is an Emmy-nominated documentary film producer and independent journalist from Southwest California. Covering drug policy and science for more than five years, his reporting has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, Undark, Discover Magazine, VICE and more. As a documentary producer, he has worked with NBC, AJ+, Maffick Media, Phoenix New Times, BNN, the Dutch public broadcasting company, and was a field producer for ‘Trumpland,’ a documentary for the cable network Fusion that was nominated for an Emmy in 2017. He co-hosts the drug policy podcast Narcotica. More info at