With unprecedented access, "Cartel Land" is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two vigilante groups and their shared enemy—the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Cocaine Alley, American veteran Tim "Nailer" Foley heads a small paramilitary group, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. From executive producer Kathryn Bigelow, "Cartel Land" is a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil.
Con Dr. Jose Mireles, Tim "Nailer" Foley
Regista Matthew Heineman