Cartel Land

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'City of Ghosts' Chronicles Syrian Activists Battling ISIS with Journalism

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman's new movie about the citizen journalist group "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" puts human faces to the stories of the displaced.
Sean Hutchinson
7.7.17
News

A Brief History of the Relationship Between Mexican Drug Cartels and the Catholic Church

Pope Francis used a recent visit to urge Mexicans to steer clear of the temptations of drugs and illicit cash, but when it comes to local cartels, the Catholic Church has its own questionable history to contend with.
Brian McManus
2.23.16
VICE TALKS FILM

Watch: VICE Talks Film with Director Matthew Heineman and Cinematographer Roger Deakins

The 2016 Oscar nominees discuss the overlapping themes in their films 'Cartel Land' and 'Sicario.'
VICE Staff
2.19.16
VICE Specials

'Cartel Land': Coming Full Circle

VICE spent the day with filmmaker Matthew Heineman during his first visit back to Mexico since the making of his unflinching documentary <i>Cartel Land</i>.
VICE Staff
8.5.15
News

El Chapo's Prison Escape Represents Yet Another Failure of the Mexican Government

The director of the new documentary "Cartel Land" describes how Mexican citizens have been driven to vigilantism because the police and military are unable or unwilling to help.
Matthew Heineman
7.22.15
VICE TALKS FILM

Kathryn Bigelow Interviews the Filmmaker Behind the Mexican Drug War Documentary, 'Cartel Land'

In this episode of &#39;VICE Talks Film,&#39; director Kathryn Bigelow interviews filmmaker Matthew Heineman about his Sundance award-winning documentary, &#39;Cartel Land.&#39;
VICE Staff
7.2.15
Film

Watch the Trailer for the Sundance Award-Winning Doc, 'Cartel Land'

The documentary is a gripping look at two vigilante groups and their shared enemy—the drug cartels who wreak havoc on their towns.
VICE Staff
6.4.15