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  • VICE

    In this episode of VICE Talks Film, guest host Kathryn Bigelow interviews filmmaker Matthew Heineman about his Sundance award winning documentary, Cartel Land.

  • numgun

    One thing I particularly noticed in this film is the language the people use for one another. Degrading insults, threats of punishment and responsibility aversive "office talk" (I had to do it/Superiors orders/It is the law) is one of the largest factors that contribute to the cycle of violence.

    I think if they learned to talk more clearly with one another by using NVC, it could help them find a common language and stop this horror on all sides.

  • Swango

    El documental esta bien chingon. Bueno, solo lo documentado en M√©xico, porque la cagaron queriendo comparar a los Auto Defensas que se proteg√≠a n de los narcotraficantes que les extorsionaban, asesinaban y secuestraban, (en !Michoac√°n seg√ļn tengo entendido en varios municipios incluso se llevaban a las j√≥venes para violarlas y hacerlas esclavas sexuales)… Con los milicia civil gringa, donde solo les gusta jugar a la guerrita y a los vaqueros…En fin, se ten√≠a que ilusionar y entretener al p√ļblico gringo para que tuviera aceptaci√≥n y repercusi√≥n en los medios americanos…

  • J Thom

    Alas..he keeps saying "government" like its the solution when in Mexico it is precisely what is the problem. Looking for the devil to save you from the devil doesnt make sense. Change the laws, let people arm and defend themselves. They have the right to defend their own lives. If the government, police and military are corrupt and broken, why should the people just by law be made to sit there as sheep waiting to be slaughtered?

    Hurrah for the vigilantes!!

  • Senor Pescador Johnson

    very good, well done Viva Mexico y La Gente…. ¬†well well well, ¬†maybe it is time I do MY movie-boolk since 70's Michoacan, we were those gringos, surfers with the seeds and the shotgun shells, did some Rio Grande fishing , in those days….. and whoa, what I knew ,saw was involved with, STILL thank you God , ¬†in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador where I moved to in 1994, ayayaya just a surfer HIPPIE, but Viva La Raza, Viva El Frente Viva La gente ¬†people want it, why are the GD Pharma company executives NOT IN PRISON, dealing nasty man made dope to the {ok Mikey's 5, 1 arrogant, 2 greedy, 3 ignorant, 4 obese, 5 xenophobic]
    gringo sheeples, ask that why
    know your true enemy,
    read get off TV get ready 
    Viva El Frente ,
     
    hey what do I know I'm just some old fart surfer(since 64, Wrightsville Beach, where I have also worked since age 6…}) HIPPIE(Help In Producing Peaceful Individual Existence}¬†
    and what could be more so, peace love and happiness than surfing Rio Nexpa, Bonfiel, Pasquales-{SHHHH}. etc eating local food,from fishermen and farmers in Mexico, etc
    and smoking a good fat joint, the local hard earned and cultivated produce,

    good luck with this 
    I hope it opens the gringos pendejos eyes, to what the rest of the world is like,
    but then again I just work with the poor artisenal fisherfolk, and try to make a difference, 
    and hey always surf teach the kids to surf, 
    and as Bubba say's "eat mo' fish" {jaaaa cant wait for the English majors{kudos to GK and PHC} on correcting my grammar 
    and syntax),
    hey it's late in disgusting redneck riviera and a local grown joint and a beer, I am somewhat loquacious,
    . but again great well done interview
    and this jewish boy got an eye opener 
     anyway FairTradeFish is me-Us and about to do this docu, we hope with Chickenman on delivering this ambulance to Iztapa, but it will also be for use in Chiapas  [An Ambulance for Iztapa}

    jaaaaaaaa LMMFAO

    God Bless
    San Simon y todos

    and travel is best
    just be nice and have respect

  • Fuchumo

    Drug cartels are fueled by junkies here in the state lol The DEA didnt go after escobar(cocaine) and Khun sa(heroin) because they were a threat, is because the DEA needed a figure head and keep the DEA in service. Just imagine if they end the war on drugs? Thousand of agents/agencies would lose their job/defunct and that equals to unemployment. The system want their citizens to be addicted and arrested. It all comes down to money and politics. Would you want thousands of unemployed cops and federal workers? Nope The US gov will do what it takes to keep that way.

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend tactic

  • sophisticated soul

    ive been traying to look for movie times but no luck in my city, only in holllywood is this going to be available later everywhere else?

  • Tony Sosa

    and u would think the Mexican government would back up this movement…..couldn't be further from the truth….they have gone as far as openly use their army and federal police to stop this movement….maybe u should look into that as well, it would make a really good fallow-up….

  • Sebastian Sch√ľrmann

    That VICE interviews Bigelow is a bummer to me. Didn't we all learn from "Zero dark 30"? Now she is able to spread a "truth" about the war on drugs and helping us realize us miltary aid for central america is good? Vice, you just unmasked yourself. Welcome to teh main stream, welcome to the list of media just repeating US politics talking points

  • Ger Vas

    Do a documentary about Fast and Furious. Gunwalking", or "letting guns walk", was a tactic of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which ran a series of sting operations[2][3] between 2006[4] and 2011[2][5] in the Tucson and Phoenix area where the ATF "purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders and arrest them."[6] These operations were done under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and gun traffickers within the United States.[7] The Jacob Chambers Case began in October 2009 and eventually became known in February 2010 as "Operation Fast and Furious"

  • TheShells

    Vice via Bill M. is beyond doubt pro Obama and Hilary — It is fine but also disingenuous … I am not American but even I can see through the propaganda … ¬†A more honest and non bias approach would be nice – else why bother? ¬†The illegal drug industry is a 400 billion dollar trickle down economy as is the legitimate 600 billion dollar alcohol staple ..

  • Micheal Swank

    Super powerful. I just moved back from living in Mexico City DF for 3 years as a teacher. Even in DF we were protected from the depth of what was really happening miles from la ciudad. I been in the middle of marches on Reforma about the 43 students. I constantly ask my Mexican friends why the country has not fallen into civil war. Most feel it is apathy. "I have a job. I have enough." Change does not come easily. Heart crushing.

  • The GinSingers

    War and Prohibition are the life blood of the State. End Prohibition and Problem Solved. First of all the Heroes name is NOT The Doctor.. His name is Dr. Jose Mirleles, say it .. speak it.. Dr. Mireles  is more of a man than this film maker will ever be.   "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
    Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921

  • Immortalkalashnikov

    The story on the border was so boring. The real interesting and action packed was down with the autodefensas. Because THAT'S where the shit got real.

  • Pablo Moreno

    Great interview. Just watched the film. Real eye opener. Theres a lot to pull from the film. It's sick to see the government can't help out there own people. No one can be trusted. Everyone needs to check this documentary out. Being a Mexican American, it's depressing to realize what my parents country has become.

  • les paul

    Drugs are allowed into the US because of deals the DEA has made with the Sinaloa Cartels. If Americans stop getting high there would be no drug cartel.

  • Chiquilla Morales

    His words nailed the the whole basis of the problem. As long as there is a demand for drugs in the U.S, the war against cartels in Mexico will continue. The pain and suffering all the rest of Mexico has to endure, the lack of a real government, instead of the corrupt one currently in place. These familes are suffering what no one else can even imagine, all they get in response from other countries is discrimination and the disgrace of being stereotyped as cartels. Open up your eyes and see that these are actual people fighting the cartels not joining them.

  • Valentina Vargas

    The US worries about Mexicans coming over illegally because they are worried about us smuggling drugs, America dear America your true enemies are nothing but your n your truly your sons! A father and step son n many others have come to Mexico to learn how to cook this n learn many many other things….
    If American citizens believe we illegal immigrants that don't have papers, we are in a completely different country, and don't even speak the language, of we are taking your jobs then your American citizens have a big problem and it's not us!
    One question who hires these immigrants?!???????

  • aikiach

    Did "Nailler" ever caught any drug scouts? …. There's NO similiraties between "Nailer" and the "Doctor", Dr. Mireles is an educated man with Charisma and a leader, Neiller is just a Drop out and outcast angry because he can't get a job, Autodefensas are living between bullets, Nailler is only Talking bulletsan just talk over the radio and playing soldier (was he even in the military??)

  • Mario Martinovic

    But defending your country and fighting criminals who kill thousands of innocent people every year is RACIST!!!!!!!

  • Miguel Ruiz

    For anyone interested in knowing more about the drug war in Mexico, I recommend Anabel Hern√°ndez' 'Narcoland' (journalistic investigation) and Watt and Zepeda's 'Drug War Mexico' (academic). They both offer insights into the history of the cartels and the important roles played by Mexican and US intelligence agencies in forming these groups during the Cold War.

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