'Kingdom of Shadows'

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 24 & 25           IFP Minnesota & Sundance Screening and Master Class – St. Paul, MN*

           October 30                      AMBULANTE Presenta: Cineteca Nacional – Tijuana, MX

           November 5                    Cinépolis Premiere – Mexico City, MX*

           November 6                    Sedona International Film Festival – Sedona, AZ

           November 7                    American Dreams & Border Realities: Apoyando Somos un Pueblo Unido – Santa Fe, NM*

           November 9                    Austin Film Society, Doc Night – Austin, TX*

           November 10                  Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center – San Antonio, TX*

           November 11                  Soho Beach House Members Screening - Miami, FL*

           November 12                  USA Film Festival Special Screening – Dallas, TX*

           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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