NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES BLOOD ON THE WALL FROM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE SEBASTIAN JUNGER AND EMMY WINNER NICK QUESTED TO PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9/8c
ores How Mexico and Surrounding Region Reached Current State, Influenced by Plight of Human Caravans, Resilient Drug Trafficking and Political Corruption at ALL Levels
BLOOD ON THE WALL Is Second Project from National Geographic and Filmmakers Junger and Quested, Following 2017 duPont-Winning Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
National Geographic Documentary Films announced today that the new feature documentary, BLOOD ON THE WALL, from Academy Award® nominee and best-selling author, journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nick Quested, will premiere Wednesday, September 30, at 9/8c on National Geographic.
With the trademark inside access unique to National Geographic and the filmmakers, BLOOD ON THE WALL explores the internal and external influences on Mexico as it deals with the key issues of migrant caravans from Central America heading to the U.S., the dangerous but resilient traffickers fueling the cross-border drug trade and how corruption has impacted politics at every level.
Featuring unprecedented first-person accounts from migrants on the road, farmers, narcos, security enforcers, journalists, presidents and diplomats, BLOOD ON THE WALL tells the story of how traffickers, corrupt politicians and well-positioned business interests have seized wealth and power, leaving everyday citizens desperately fighting for survival or needing to flee elsewhere for a better life.
Exploring Mexico’s tension with its northern neighbor and the way regional U.S. policies over the past few decades have helped fragment Mexico’s political order, the film looks at the ways in which the country has been weighed down by disorder and crime throughout the 21st century.