Dark Suns (Soleils Noirs)


Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 7 Thu, Oct 10, 2019 5:30 PM
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 7 Fri, Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary Feature Competition
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julien Elie
Producer:Julien Elie
Screenwriter:Julien Elie
Cinematographer:Ernesto Pardo
François Messier-Rheault
Editor:Aube Foglia
Music:Mimi Allard


Shot in stark monochrome, 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.