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Matthew Heineman, the filmmaker behind the spellbinding, Sundance award-winning documentary “Cartel Land” — out in theaters this month — tells KPFK host Joshua Scheer about the moral confusion that prevails in border towns where vigilantes struggle against the violence of drug cartels and the rule of law has vanished.

Heineman’s film gives a visceral, eyewitness account of citizen uprisings in the Mexican state of Michoacán and in Arizona, where a U.S. veteran leads a small paramilitary group bent on preventing Mexico’s drug war from crossing the border.

In addition to winning the 2015 Sundance Directing Award, “Cartel Land” was awarded the Special Jury Award for Cinematography in the U.S. Documentary competition.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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