In Kingdom of Shadows, 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, to reveal the human side of an often misunderstood conflict that has resulted in a growing human-rights crisis that only recently has made international headlines.
Written & Directed By: Bernardo Ruiz (REPORTERO)
Produced By: Katia Maguire & Bernardo Ruiz
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"I actually felt safer in the Middle East, then I did in Monterrey, Mexico."
- Homeland Security Officer
Kingdom of Shadows Screening Tour
*Director, Bernardo Ruiz will be in attendance for a Q&A.
September 10 & 12 AMBULANTE Presenta: LA68 – Merida, MX
September 12 Alamo City Film Festival – San Antonio, TX
September 19 NAHJ Excellence in Journalism Conference – Orlando, FL*
September 23 San Francisco Latino Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
September 23 AMBULANTE Presenta: Cineteca Nacional – Tijuana, MX
October 1 AMBULANTE California, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts – Los Angeles, CA*
October 5 AMBULANTE Presenta: Culiacan Premiere – Culiacan, Mexico
October 23 NAHJ Conference / DOCS DF – Mexico City, MX
October 30 AMBULANTE Presenta: Cineteca Nacional – Tijuana, MX
November 5 Cinépolis Premiere – Mexico City, MX*
November 9 Austin Film Society, Doc Night – Austin, TX*
November 11 Soho Beach House Members Screening - Miami, FL*
November 13 DOC NYC Festival – New York, NY*
November 14 Bronx Documentary Center – Bronx, NY*
November 16 New America NYC – New York, NY*
November 19 100 Reporters/Investigative Film Festival – Washington, D.C.*
November 20 Drug Policy Reform Conference – Arlington, VA*
November 21 Cinesol Film Festival - McAllen, TX*
November 23 IDFA Premiere – Amsterdam, The Netherlands*
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