CineLatino: Kingdom of Shadows

Directed by Bernardo Ruiz (United States, 2015)

Part of the Spring 2016 CineLatino Series

March 9, 2016

Kingdom of Shadows | Film Trailer | Participant Media


“Kingdom of Shadows” takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. This documentary weaves 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, to reveal the human side of an often-misunderstood conflict. 75 minutes. English and Spanish, with English subtitles.

“… a rendering of Mexico’s agonized convulsions, ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ is unforgettable.” — Andy Webster, The New York Times