It’s the war on our southern border that few seem to want to talk about except, perhaps, for political gain. It’s a level of violence that according to the Mexican government has left over 164,000 dead and 23,000 missing since 2007. The new POV documentary “Kingdom of Shadows” explores this vicious struggle involving drug cartels, corrupt law enforcement officials and innocent civilians through three principal characters: a Roman Catholic nun advocating for families of the “disappeared”, a Texas rancher who served time for smuggling marijuana from Mexico, and a homeland security officer who went undercover for the border patrol. Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz joins us to shed more light on the film, its conflict, and the unique voices who are used to tell its story.
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