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Poppy – Trails of Afghan Heroin Installation by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong

16 Jul 2016 – 25 Sep 2016

C/O Berlin

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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  • S1/S2 Oranienburger Strasse

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The Silk Road has connected East Asia with the West for thousands of years. Once an important trade route—for the exchange not only of goods but also of religion and cultures—today large swaths of the Road are deserted, in decay, or being used to transport drugs.

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For over 20 years, Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong followed the trails of the heroin trade from Afghanistan across Central Asia, Russia, and the Balkans, through East Africa, Dubai, and Western Europe, to where the traces finally disappear in the concrete jungle of London. Brutal gang wars, deadly addictions, illegal money laundering, unscrupulous corruption and prostitution, coupled with the epidemic spread of HIV/AIDS: the multimedia installation “Poppy” is a striking documentary revealing a dark side of globalization as reflected in the faces of smugglers, prisoners, prostitutes, border guards, children, and farmers.

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Antoinette de Jong

Robert Knoth

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