Cartel land is a documentary about the war on drugs in Mexico. This war has been going on for years and has wreaked havoc across the country destroying the peace. With unprecedented access documentary film maker Matthew Heineman meets Jose Mireles, known to locals as “El Doctor” who’s heading a citizen uprise against the massive templar drug cartel which has been in control of the drugs and people of the country.
In another part of the film Tom “Nailer” Foley, a war veteran is leading a small paramilitary group providing information about the goings on along the 52 mile desert corridor in Altar Valley, Arizona informally known as “cocaine alley”. This is where the Mexican drug war is spilling over into the United States.
A documentary that takes us into a world of darkness where the lines between good and evil are blurry.