National Geographic: Illicit - The Dark Trade

National Geographic: Illicit - The Dark Trade

Helen Fitzwilliam


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2008
UPC: 0727994752912
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code: 1
Time: 0:54:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Photo gallery

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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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