Jan 6, 2012

Drug War Movie Review: '8 Murders a Day'

latimes.com: "Although "8 Murders a Day," Charlie Minn's disturbing documentary about the ultra-violent drug war in Juarez, Mexico, is somewhat repetitive and not terribly well-organized, it shines an important light on what the filmmaker deems "the greatest human rights disaster in the world today."

... As the filmmaker and his spokespeople contend, Mexico's politicians, police, military and survival-driven citizens have all been corrupted by an illicit drug industry that reportedly earns the country $30 billion to $50 billion a year. Add the contention of indifference to the victimized poor and the result, as sound bite-heavy author Charles Bowden puts it, is a "free-for-all" of ruinous proportion." read more

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