"A New Juarez" Film Opens in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Charlie Minn's third film surrounding the drug violence in Ciudad Juarez is now in theaters.

The new documentary is called "A New Juarez."

The film focuses on the bloodshed in the drug wars in the Mexican city across from El Paso.

Filmmaker Charlie Minn says the reach of the cartels can be felt all the way to the Basin, which is why it can't be ignored.

Minn says although Juarez's murder rate has dropped, it is still a violent part of the country.

Although the city is far from being back on its feet, the third film explores why there may be some hope for Juarez on the horizon.

The film officially opened on Friday at the Hollywood Theaters in the Music City Mall.