A Red Box Films, Ronachan Films and Twofour production for Film4, BFI and PBS Frontline
In the autumn of 2012 Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos set out to achieve what the combined forces of the US and Mexican governments had failed to do in thirteen years to track down Joaquin Guzman, one of the most wanted men in the world.
Guzman, known as 'El Chapo' or 'Shorty' was head of the Sinaloa Cartel, the most powerful drugs cartel in history.
To some, he was a revolutionary hero and a latter-day Robin Hood, the powerful peasant who looks after his people. To others, he was Public Enemy No. 1, the first since Al Capone, on the run for over a decade. Forbes Magazine has consistently named him one of the richest and most powerful men on earth. The film takes us to a world where few outsiders have ever been, unravelling basic truths behind the "war on drugs" as Angus and Guillermo get ever closer.
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