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348 Ratings

Cartel Land

Directed by Matthew Heineman
United States, 2015


In this classic Western set in the 21st century, vigilantes on both sides of the border fight the vicious Mexican drug cartels. With unprecedented access, this character-driven film provokes deep questions about lawlessness, and the breakdown of order.

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Cartel Land Directed by Matthew Heineman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Feature

Sundance Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Documentary (Cinematography Award)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | Nominee: Best Documentary

BAFTA Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Documentary

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