Kingdom of Shadows + They Took Them Alive

In Kingdom of Shadows Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Weaving together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler, the film reveals the human side of an often-misunderstood conflict.

Screens with They Took Them Alive produced by Field of Vision. More than two years after 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa in Mexico, their loved ones still seek justice and closure.

New York: May 8 at DCTV. Followed by a discussion with Following Kingdom of Shadows Producer, Adrián Gutiérrez and Human Rights Activist and Minister from New Sanctuary Coalition, Juan Carlos Ruiz.

Cinelandia is proud to be a media sponsor of Proyector, a showcase of contemporary Mexican films that serves as a platform to discuss the films’ atypical production conventions and Mexico's diverse realities with panels of filmmakers and experts.