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Trailer For The Documentary #CartelLand

The multi-billion dollar cocaine trafficking industry is much in the thoughts of filmmakers at the moment. The much-praised Sicario hits screens next month, while Triple Frontier is still bubbling about with J.C. Chandor possibly attached. Before either of those, however, comes possibly the starkest look at the subject of them all: the jolting, jarring doc Cartel Land . Watch the trailer after the Jump... Expect to hear plenty about this one in the coming weeks. Director Matthew Heineman took fly-on-the-wall documentary making to another level by embedding right in the middle of the flying shrapnel of Mexico’s Michoacán state. His aim was to chart the war between the citizen vigilantes – the Autodefensas – and the Knights Templar cartel that had inflicted huge damage on the region for many years. Like Sicario, the film straddles both sides of the border between the US and Mexico. A further strand of the narrative focused on a small guerrilla force known as Arizona Border Re