2013, Sun, Oct 27

Narco Cultura

D: Shaul Schwarz

Narco Cultura | Photo: promo

Narco Cultura | Photo: promo

USA 2012, 103 min. English and Spanish OV

In the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, Texas, the “narcos” – drug lords who have grown rich from smuggling – are heroes of the dominant local popular culture. To the rhythms and accordion sounds of the rural norteño music, musicians living in quasi-feudal employment conditions sing songs of praise to the power and wealth of the bosses – wealth paid for by the lives of thousands each year.