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Dark Suns (Soleils Noirs)
NAME OF FILM: DARK SUNS (SOLEILS NOIRS)
DIRECTOR(S): Julien Elie
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Dark Suns chronicles the hundreds of murders of women, journalists, students, and activists in Mexico since the 1990s, and the insidious culture of cartel violence and state corruption behind them. Spanning the notorious femicides in Ciudad Juárez at the northern border to the murders of journalists in Veracruz in the south, director Julien Elie draws on the testimony of determined investigators, family members, journalists, priests, lawyers, and activists, tracing a path of organized and unpunished criminality that involves drug and human trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, and collusion with the governments on both sides of the border.
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