Watch: Drug Cartel Culture Documentary 'Narco Cultura' First Trailer
The world of "Breaking Bad" is indeed fictional, but many elements of the show have more than a fleeting basis in reality. For example, there are more than a handful of musicians in Latin America who use their songs to glorify the criminals behind the drug cartels that run rampant in Mexico. Now a new documentary sheds some light on the culture with Narco Cultura, which translates to Drug Culture. The film focuses on the surprising influence that these cartels have on pop culture both in Mexico and within our own borders. It's a fascinating and somewhat disturbing picture of how the corrupt parts of our society become staples.
Here's the first trailer for Shaul Schwarz's documentary Narco Cultura, originally from Apple:
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. War photographer Shaul Schwarz directs Narco Cultura, a 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. Cinedigm releases the film later this year.