Mexico City: 4,500 people have been killed since 2006 making it the homicide capital of the world. Across the border is El Paso, Texas, named one of the safest cities in the United States. Narco Cultura looks at the growing musical stylings of those who passionately endorse the violence of the drug war. Songs that glorify the drug traffickers as modern day Robin Hoods. Apart from that, it looks as though it serves as a powerful insight into the lives of those on both sides of the law – and the border.
Official synopsis underneath the trailer.
Official Synopsis for Narco Cultura:
To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs, and violence. From war photographer Shaul Schwarz comes NARCO CULTURA, an explosive look at the drug cartels’ pop culture influence on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War.
ETA: USA (Limited) – 4 November, 2013.