Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Marc de Beaufort, The Private Archives of Escobar offers a rare glimpse into the life of Pablo Escobar, one of Columbia's most infamous drug lords. A hero to Columbia's poor, an enemy to the Columbian and United States governments, and a name feared by drug lords worldwide, Escobar played many roles before his death in 1993. With the help of his surviving family members, former associates, and over 600 hours of rare archival footage, this documentary provides an intimate journey through what used to be his home, fortune, and daily routine. The Private Archives of Escobar also offers some explanation of his contradictory reputation, and chronicles his Scarface-like rise from the life of a small-time crook to one of a politically influential drug lord.
archives, Colombian [nationality], death, drug-dealer, folk-hero, influence, notoriety, reflection [thought]