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In 1979, the U.S. Customs Service reported that 87% of all marijuana seizures in the U.S. were made in the South Florida area. Due to the region's 5,000 miles of coast and coastal waterways and close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, South Florida was a pot smuggler's paradise. In sharp contrast to the brazenly violent cocaine cowboys of the 1980s, Miami's marijuana smugglers were cooler, calmer, and typically nonviolent. Square Grouper paints a vivid portrait of Miami's pot smuggling culture in the '70s and '80s and its major players: the smuggling Black Tuna Gang, the pot dealing Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church and the tiny fishing village Everglades City.
Billy Corban is on my top ten favorite documentary filmmaker lists. He knows how to weave an interesting story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cyndi Lenz
Very well researched documentation of the old fishing and family culture of one of the self-isolated, self-sufficient communities of the southwest. everglades.Published 4 months ago by Greybeard51