Watch: Drug Cartel Culture Documentary 'Narco Cultura' First Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
August 27, 2013
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.
iamNotLegend on Aug 27, 2013
Yeah make these idiots even more famous. Fucking stupid.
Buzzfunk on Aug 27, 2013
It's not about making them famous, it's showing a section and culture of the world that people might not otherwise know about. Maybe if people are as shocked and infuriated as you, they'll do something to stop the drug cartels and they won't have that kind of crime to sing about.
Ethan Anderton on Aug 27, 2013
Exactly, I knew nothing about this culture before I watched this trailer, and it's very disturbing just from the 2 minutes I saw. It doesn't look to be glorifying the criminals. Instead it's raising awareness.
Danimal on Aug 28, 2013
glorify the criminals, no wonder the country is going down the drain.
Quynh Truong on Aug 27, 2013
America's War on Drugs isn't working. In fact, it's fueling the violence in Mexico and allowing them to continue making billions off the misery of innocents.
Trey Wilson on Aug 27, 2013
I don't see much difference between this and the American hip hop 'gangsta' culture of the 80s and 90s. Same shit, different piles. Sickening how people in the film are so blase' about criminality and murder: "It's a way of life." Welcome to apathetic planet Earth. Where war criminals can win the Nobel Peace Prize and banksters along with corporations can rob and rape entire nations of their sovereign wealth and resources. Outstanding.
Cal J. on Aug 27, 2013
Legalise drugs. The war on drugs is lost, not that it was ever being won. This looks mental.
Carpola on Aug 27, 2013
As a Mexican American, I am proud to say this doesn't speak for me and I am really pissed that America allows these types of music groups to play here in the states. I am surprised that more killings haven't spilled over to America. Lets hope and pray it stays that way.
blkstar on Aug 28, 2013
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