Interview: Matthew Heineman, Cartel Land

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“Depending on how you look at him, Matthew Heineman is either brave to a T or a madcap with a death wish. The very notion of willfully exposing oneself to the routinely barbaric activities of Mexican drug cartels, both south of and along the U.S./Mexico border, sounds completely ludicrous: Most Americans are lucky enough to live far beyond the reach of that conflict (though as films like 2013’s Narco Cultura suggest, maybe we’re not quite as removed as we like to think). Why would anybody break the distance separating them from the atrocities of cartel violence?” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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