Directed by Sayed Jalal Husseini.

Synopsis

Afghanistan is often depicted as a “Narcostate” with the all-too-normal daily headlines reporting drug deals gone awry; corrupt law enforcement agents that lose family members in the crossfire; and young girls sold to subsidize a father’s habit. Easily forgotten are the very real people caught in a vicious cycle.

In the Name of Opium was an official selection of the 2014 WVN Online Film Festival.