On today’s episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a conversation with filmmaker Matthew Heineman, whose Cartel Land is nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards this weekend. The conversation comes from one of our Free Talks, which are sponsored by HBO, and was moderated by renowned documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, whose new film, Cameraperson, will be the Closing Night selection of the 45th edition of New Directors/New Films in March. 

Cartel Land offers a unique exploration of the ongoing drug war along the U.S.-Mexican border, boldly following two vigilante leaders into increasingly dangerous terrain. The result is a ground-level look at people on all sides of the fight against the powerful drug cartels.

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