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Sundance-Winning Doc ‘Cartel Land’ Goes to The Orchard

Sundance-Winning Doc 'Cartel Land' Goes to The Orchard

The Orchard has acquired North American theatrical and digital rights to Matthew Heineman’s “Cartel Land,” a Sundance world premiere that received the festival’s Directing Award for Matthew Heineman and Special Jury Award for Cinematography in U.S. Documentary Competition.

“Cartel Land” looks at two modern-day vigilante groups pitted against Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician leads a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel while in Arizona, a 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley, an American veteran leads a small paramilitary group who wants to stop Mexico’s drug wars from coming across our border.

The Orchard will release the film in theaters later this year.

READ MORE: How I Shot That: Director and DP Matthew Heineman on Shooting “Cartel Land” in a Virtual War Zone

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