Poppy, trail of afghan heroin
From the bright flower fields of Afghanistan to the concrete jungle of London, Poppy traces the international path of heroin production and distribution. Depicting the dark and complex side of globalisation, Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin exposes the contexts and consequences of heroin’s journey from East to West, along with the addictions, conflicts, disease, crime, and poverty it leaves in its wake. Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong created Poppy over a period of twenty years, their road leading through Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Balkans, Somalia, and all the way to London. They witnessed the rise of the Taliban and the American intervention in the Middle East after September 11. Their monumental tale visualises the ties between such remote and exotic places as Kandahar and Bishkek, and crime on the streets of European cities.