Everyone knows about the opium poppy, which gives us such exciting things as heroin and poppy-seed muffins. Although you probably don't even know as much about the well-publicized opium poppy as you think you do. Learn more about the poppy and opium at the Monday screening of Raw Opium (2010) at Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, brought to you by The Economist and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The documentary explores the history of the opium poppy and its place in the drug trade and also examines the roles of United Nations drug enforcement officers, drug czars, opium farmers and more. Registration for the screening can be done online in advance for $10, or at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Angelika for $15. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. To register online or for more information about the screening, visit dfwworld.org.
Mon., Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., 2011