BACK | latest | KLAUS REISINGER | FREDERIQUE LENGAIGNE | search
        publications | ORDER DVD

© COMPASS FILMS | 33 (01) 4857 9550 | Email Compass Films | Web design by Julien Gautier

HOME 

FRANÇAIS

Opium Trade

Kosh valley - Badakshan, Afghanistan, 1993 A farmer cuts the seed pods of an Opium plant to harvest raw opium. The white sap is gathered each morning, now all sticky and brown. Afghanistan remains today the largest producer of raw opium in the world. Thousands of tons are harvested in the remote northern mountains and southern plains. Opium is the raw material to produce heroin, one of the most deadly drugs. Afghan farmers though claim, that no other crop allows them to survive in the harsh environment of the Hindokush mountains, due to a lack of irrigation and fertilizer. Opium grows best in dry high altitude soil.

photo : Klaus Reisinger | REF. K190506133

read more