Tag Archives: Mexican Drug War

CARTEL LAND, from Oscar Winner Kathryn Bigelow

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. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising[...]

Upstream Color, Narco Cultura, Women at Sundance, and Digi Distribution Tips

Shane Carruth’s pleasantly incomprehensible Dramatic Competition entry Upstream Color—his highly-anticipated follow up to the 2004 Grand Jury Prize winner Primer—delivered yet again and on an even more enigmatic level on Monday. Also featured in our Day Five coverage is Shaul Schwarz’s jarring and disturbing depiction of Mexican drug cartels and[...]