The Gist: An in-depth examination of the drug trafficking problem along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Cartel Land is a Best Documentary Oscar nominee that successfully attempts to shine a light on the plight brought about by the Mexican drug cartels on both sides of the border.
On the American side, a group of volunteer vigilantes patrol a stretch of land in Arizona that is often used by the cartels to bring drugs across.
On the Mexican side, a small town doctor has lead a group of citizens to arm themselves and rise up against the drug lords who kidnap, kill, and maim innocent people with impunity.
The Bottom Line: Cartel Land is very well made and very current, and the truths revealed will likely get your blood boiling by the end.