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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (04:13)


"El Chapo" is the most wanted criminal in Mexico. He has been on the run for 13 years. Filmmakers Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos search for him.

Sinaloa Cartel (06:28)

Filmmakers start their search for Joaquin Guzman in Chicago, the headquarters of his cartel in the United States. Chicago named him public enemy number one, a title that has only been used once before.

Drug Smuggling (06:33)

Filmmakers meet with a cartel member in Mexico. He is the head of Guzman's smuggling operations between Mexico and the United States. The smuggling is headquartered in a violent town near the California border.

El Chapo's Past (05:55)

Filmmakers speak with General Jorge Olea, the first man to arrest Guzman. Many believe Guzman murdered a cardinal. Many of Guzman's rivals were killed while he was in prison.

Rise to Power (06:38)

Numerous journalists have been killed in Mexico in recent years. Anabel Hernandez talks about making claims against the government for helping Guzman rise to power.

Escape from Prison (09:46)

Guzman was smuggled out of a maximum-security prison in 2001, shortly before his extradition to the United States. Many believe prison and governmental officials helped him escape. He went to Culiacan, the headquarters of the Sinaloa Cartel.

El Chapo's Son (05:07)

Edgar may have been murdered by a rival cartel; Guzman built a memorial for him. Filmmakers get permission to visit it, a sign that Guzman knows they are looking for him.

Closer to El Chapo (06:49)

Filmmakers meet Guzman's pilot, who has permission to fly them into the mountains to meet Guzman. They reflect on the Golden Triangle and understanding the cartels.

Golden Triangle (11:42)

Filmmakers reach the area in the mountains that Guzman uses as a hide out. Heavily armed men allow the filmmakers to ask questions. Locals share stories about Guzman.

Military Raid (03:38)

Filmmakers travel with the military on a raid of the Golden Triangle. Guzman is tipped off three hours before.

Guzman Ranch (05:59)

Filmmakers get an invitation to lunch at the ranch and interview Guzman's mother. Afterwards, they are driven up the mountain on Guzman's instructions.

Finding El Chapo (07:46)

Guzman refuses to go on camera for the filmmakers, but they found him. They question why the authorities have not.

Credits: Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty (01:01)

Credits: Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

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This feature documentary is a timely and engrossing portrait of one of the world's most wanted men, drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzmán--the head of one of the largest drug cartels in history. The Sinaloa cartel has been behind the violence responsible for thousands of deaths in Mexico in recent years, and drugs from its operations are sold throughout the U.S. and as far away as Europe and Africa.

Length: 84 minutes

Item#: BVL131288

Copyright date: ©2015

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