Virtual World Premiere

Following the film, watch a recorded discussion led by NBC News and MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff  with directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested.

Immigration under the current administration is indelibly marked by powerful media images of migrant caravans, thousands of Central American families walking hundreds of miles through Mexico desperate to attain asylum in the United States. Acclaimed filmmaker Sebastian Junger (Academy Award®-nominated RESTREPO and KORENGAL) reteams with Nick Quested (Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS) and National Geographic to chronicle the course of events that would transform Acapulco from tourist destination to murder capital in less than a decade.

As explicit in its indictment as it is in its graphic presentation of the horrors these families are desperate to escape, this documentary is a wake-up call to those who refuse to acknowledge the role the U.S. has played in allowing drugs and money to move effortlessly across the same border where endangered families are refused entry each day.
–Malin Kan

Sebastian Junger is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “War” and “Tribe.” An award-winning journalist, contributing editor to Vanity Fair and special correspondent at ABC News, he has received a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award. Junger’s debut film RESTREPO was nominated for an Academy Award®.

Nick Quested is executive director and owner of Goldcrest Films, where he has built one of the premiere documentary brands in the world, winning two Emmys® for his work. Quested has served as a producer on over 35 films, including Sebastian Junger’s THE LAST PATROL, KORENGAL and the Oscar®-nominated RESTREPO.


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Directors: Nick Quested, Sebastian Junger

Producers: Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested, Peter Goetz

Executive Producers: Fisher Stevens, Matt Renner, Mark Monroe

Editor: Paula Heredia

Music: Andrés Sánchez Maher, Eduardo Aram

Running Time (minutes): 93 MIN

Language: English