National Geographic: Illicit - The Dark Trade

Overview

Though seldom given adequate attention in the press, the global network of "fakes" - counterfeit mock-ups of everything from prescription drugs to watches to handbags - continues to exert a direr impact on transnational economies than almost any other force. Such is the thesis of this muckraking National Geographic documentary, loosely adapted from the nonfiction exposé volume Illicit by Dr. Moisés Naím. The program journeys inside the web of illicit activity and provides hardcore evidence supporting the ...
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Overview

Though seldom given adequate attention in the press, the global network of "fakes" - counterfeit mock-ups of everything from prescription drugs to watches to handbags - continues to exert a direr impact on transnational economies than almost any other force. Such is the thesis of this muckraking National Geographic documentary, loosely adapted from the nonfiction exposé volume Illicit by Dr. Moisés Naím. The program journeys inside the web of illicit activity and provides hardcore evidence supporting the assertion that such counterfeits regularly and systematically contribute to governmental instability, money laundering, corruption and a host of other ills.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2008
  • UPC: 727994752912
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,497

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Helen Fitzwilliam Director, Producer, Screenwriter
John B. Bredar Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Emmanuel Mairesse Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Illicit - The Dark Trade
1. Introduction [1:21]
2. Good's to Sell [4:33]
3. Hidden Network [4:51]
4. What they Want [4:19]
5. Poised to Move [5:53]
6. Constrained by Borders [6:38]
7. The Naples Mafia [7:01]
8. Bottom Rung [7:14]
9. Corruption that Kills [7:24]
10. Perpetrator's Accountability [2:34]
11. Conclusion [2:38]
12. End Credits [:44]
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