The film denounces the catastrophic results of the drug-related violence in Mexico and Latin America
From the perspective of three people that are intimately involved in the drama caused by Drugs and Violence in Mexico, Bernardo Ruiz’s “Kingdom of Shadows” stands as one of the most gut-wrenching and compelling documentaries about a topic that has devastated the country and the Latin American region for decades.
As a film review pointed out, Ruiz builds his thesis by masterfully showing how people from very distinct backgrounds – one is a former undercover agent that worked at stopping cartels, the other is a social worker in the city of Monterrey, Mexico that helps families of the victims of cartel violence, and the third is a Texas rancher who smuggled marijuana during the 1980s – live similar experiences due to the drug war. “Kingdom of Shadows” exposes once and for all the inefficiency and bloody consequences of this silent conflict.
Identifying the relevancy of the production to the current state of Latin America and the world, Humanitas360 brought the film to the 6th edition of José Ignacio International Film Festival in José Ignacio, Uruguay. It is also important to point out that one of Humanitas360’ members, Carlos Gomez, was a part of the creation and development of the documentary. The screening was on January 11th.
For more information, visit the festival’s website.
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