New to DVD/VOD this week:
Chris Valdes and Ted Griswold
Big Sky Doc 2017
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A portrait of a Honduran farmer turned narco-corridos musician.
In Olancho, known as the most dangerous state in Honduras, the band Los Plebes de Olancho sing narco-corridos, folk songs valorizing their drug lord sponsors. When one of their songs ends up offending a dangerous cartel, band member Manuel, a farmer, fearing violence, is forced to flee to the US as an undocumented refugee, separated from his family, homeland, and band. Valdes and Griswold compose an intimate, if humble, profile – one that explores a not-atypical story of so-called illegal immigration motivated by cartel violence and lack of security.