Immigration under the current administration is indelibly marked by powerful media images of migrant caravans, thousands of Central American families walking hundreds of miles through Mexico desperate to attain asylum in the United States. Acclaimed filmmaker Sebastian Junger (Academy Award®-nominated RESTREPO and KORENGAL) reteams with Nick Quested (Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS) and National Geographic to chronicle the course of events that would transform Acapulco from tourist destination to murder capital in less than a decade.
As explicit in its indictment as it is in its graphic presentation of the horrors these families are desperate to escape, this documentary is a wake-up call to those who refuse to acknowledge the role the U.S. has played in allowing drugs and money to move effortlessly across the same border where endangered families are refused entry each day.
Directors: Nick Quested, Sebastian Junger
Producers: Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested, Peter Goetz
Executive Producers: Fisher Stevens, Matt Renner, Mark Monroe
Editor: Paula Heredia
Music: Andrés Sánchez Maher, Eduardo Aram
Archival research: Alex Spiess, Nicolás Lupo, Maya Averbuch, Paula Mónaco Felipe
Running Time: 93 MIN
Language : English