Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 20: KINGDOM OF SHADOWS
Bernardo Ruiz’s exploration of cartel violence made its premiere at SXSW this year. It also screened at DOC NYC, Full Frame, Ambulante, San Francisco Latino, Ambulante California, Sedona, and the upcoming IDFA. In addition to a limited theatrical run, the film comes to VOD via Google Play and iTunes today.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Bernardo Ruiz’s compelling investigation into the human costs of the Mexican drug war, on both sides of the border, reveals the links between the lives and experiences of an activist nun in northern Mexico, a rancher in Texas who used to smuggle marijuana, and a US drug enforcement agent on the border. A raw history of the violence affecting countless lives, the film sheds critical light on a growing human rights crisis.