Encyclopedia Britannica's Animated Guide to Drugs (1951)

An excerpt from an anti-drug film produced by Encyclopedia Britannica in 1951 uses lovely black and white animation to illustrate how opium, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana work.

To watch this film in its entirety, visit the Internet Archive. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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