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Canadian Premiere

Keynote Speaker: Jules Giraudat, Director, The Cartel Project

 


On April 28, 2012, the journalist Regina Martínez was strangled to death in her home. Since then, 64 reporters have been killed in Mexico, making the country the most dangerous place in the world for the press. The documentary follows the reporters from 25 international media outlets that come together to shed light on this murder, reveal the human cost of drug cartels and their political and business connections around the world. Filmed like a journalistic thriller with exclusive access to the backstage of the investigation, the documentary follows the reporters in real-time, as they travel to the territories controlled by cartels to reveal the rampant impunity for drug traffickers and complicity of political leaders in the global drug trade. From the cemeteries of Veracruz, known as the ’tomb’ of journalists, to the heart of the United States, where lives have been shattered by fentanyl overdoses, The Cartel Project reveals the human cost of the new drug multinationals.

Director

Jules Giraudat

Credits
Country of Origin

Mexico/France

Year

2021

Language

In Spanish, French, and English with English subtitles

19+
70 min

Book Tickets

Thursday February 23

1:30 pm
Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Credits

Producer

Laurent Richard

Cinematography

Raoul Seigneur, Jules Giraudat, Mathias Denizo, Christophe Astruc, Rammohan Pateriya, Arthur Bouvart

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