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Watch: Short Film 'Narcocorrido' is a Powerful Drug Ballad

2 February 2015 3:53 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The following short film Narcocorrido from writer/director Ryan Prows came to my attention thanks to an interview piece with Prows over at Cinephilia and Beyond. The title of the 23-minute short hints at what's to come and is a word I was originally unfamiliar with. In a 2013 Daily News piece it describes a "narcocorrido" as "a musical genre and multi-million dollar industry that peddles songs glorifying the surreal violence of warring drug syndicates and the bling, women, drugs and weapons that punctuate their lives." A guess a crude comparison would be to call it the Mexican equivalent of "gangsta rap" and Prows' film gets to the bloody reality of it all. Opening on a police officer, puking her bloody gets out, she eventually follows a truck pumping Mexican music as it rolls around the dirt hills outside of Yuma County, Arizona. Once she pulls the truck over things take »

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