Kingdom of Shadows

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30. No admittance after 7:30.

co-presented with Proyector

“Many documentaries have chronicled the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico, but few have humanized it as poignantly as Kingdom of Shadows.”

    —Don Clinchy, Slackerwood

In Kingdom of Shadows (Bernardo Ruíz / 2015 / 75 min) 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 (Emily Pederson / 2016 / 18 min) 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.

Post-Screening Q&A

Following the screening we will be joined by Kingdom of Shadows's Producer, Adrián Gutiérrez, They Took Them Alive's Editor, Carlos Rojas Felice, and Human Rights Activist and Minister from New Sanctuary Coalition, Juan Carlos Ruiz.


Eventbrite - King of Shadows with They Took Them Alive


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This event is a part of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community.

Proyector is a showcase of contemporary independent Mexican films that despite recognition at international festivals, often get limited exposure in the US. The series opens a platform to engage audiences and reflect on Mexico's diverse realities with panels of filmmakers and experts. Curated by Mexican filmmakers and independent programmers Sebastian Diaz and Melissa Saucedo, Proyector screens in the many diverse barrios of New York City. Proyector is co-presented by Cinema Tropical with support from The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Remezcla and Cinelandia.

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