Cartel Land (2015)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Release Date - Jul 3, 2015 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Mexico, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This documentary provides an in-depth look at two vigilante groups and their mutual enemy, the Mexican drug cartels. The Arizona Border Recon is a paramilitary group that's attempting to stop drug trafficking in Alter Alley, a narrow patch of the desert also known as Cocaine Alley. The Autodefensas in Mexico are comprised of citizens battling the Knights Templar, a cartel that has created trouble in their region for years. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman travels with the groups as they seek justice.

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cartel, drug-dealer, drug-ring, drug-smuggler, Mexican [nationality], vigilante