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Published On: Fri, Jul 17th, 2015

‘Cartel Land’ examines the border war and deadly battles with Mexican drug gangs

As drug lord El Chapo makes headlines after escaping from a Mexican prison yet again and Donald Trump makes immigration a topic on every news show, an exciting new documentary examines the battle against the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Creator Matthew Heineman goes deep into their world as director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) produces.

Check out the trailer below and look for a theater new you.

Synopsis:

With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Cartel-Land-PosterIn the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona’s Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim “Nailer” Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border.

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. CARTEL LAND is a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil. At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Heineman received both the Directing Award and Special Jury Award for Cinematography in the U.S. Documentary competition.

Directed By: Matthew Heineman
Cast: Documentary subjects: Jose Manuel Mireles, Tim “Nailer” Foley.
Runtime: 98 minutes
Rated: Unrated
Language: Spanish & English
Distributor: The Orchard
Official Website: http://cartellandmovie.com/
Youtube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoSFSiLgbdI
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cartelland
Twitter @cartellandmovie

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