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Narcomania DVD
Narcomania DVD
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Product Code: OD0866

It isn’t easy to find humor or hope amid the tragedy of Mexico’s disastrous
Drug War.

Known in Mexico as “Gringoyo,” filmmaker and journalist Greg Berger decided
in 2009 that communicating the root causes of Drug War violence to as broad an
audience as possible could be done best by filing satirical news reports that
lampoon the intellectual authors of the war while telling victims’ stories
with depth and reverence.

Gringoyo’s absurd comedies also tell the story of Mexico’s growing
citizens’ movement against the Drug War

-In “Narco-Mania,” the title piece of this collection, widows of Drug War
victims chase four men from the U.S. Embassy through the streets of Mexico City
in a shot-by-shot recreation of the title sequence of The Beatles’ “A Hard
Day’s Night.”

-A U.S. activist makes a living pawning free meals from Mexican social movements
in “Hungry For Justice,” only to find himself transformed by a chance
encounter he witnesses between Drug War victims and survivors of the infamous
Acteal massacre in Chiapas State.

-In the city of Cuernavaca, whose tourist economy has been battered by the Drug
War, the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens benefitting from the war find
reason to party and celebrate in “Spring Breakers Without Borders.”

The DVD features nine short films, produced by Narco News TV and The School of
Authentic Journalism and directed by Greg “Gringoyo” Berger.

The films are an effective and accessible teaching tool for introducing students
to the critical issues surrounding Mexico’s Drug War and the movement against


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