Cine Latino: Kingdom of Shadows


The Main 3 Fri, Nov 20, 2015 5:00 PM
The Main 3 Tue, Nov 24, 2015 1:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
English Title:Cine Latino: Kingdom of Shadows
Program:Cine Latino
Tags:Social Issues
Release Year:2015
Runtime:74 min
Type:Feature Documentary
United States
Director:Bernardo Ruiz
Producer:Katia Maguire
Bernardo Ruiz
Cinematographer:Antonio Cisneros
Juan Hernández
Claudio Rocha
Editor:Carla Gutierrez
Screenwriter:Bernardo Ruiz


In this unflinching documentary, Bernardo Ruiz takes a look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.- Mexico “drug war,” weaving together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agenton the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler. Together, they reveal the human side of an often misunderstood conflict that has resulted in a growing human-rights crisis that has only recently made international headlines.


Bernardo Ruiz (Director, Producer) is the founder of Quiet Pictures, an independent documentary production company. Ruiz was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and grew up in Brooklyn. His first documentary, Reportero, focused on a group of journalists working at an embattled Tijuana newsweekly. The film was nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Informational Programming—Long Form). Before airing on PBS in 2013, it premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and screened at the IDFA in Europe and Ambulante in Mexico.