Drug Lord The Legend of Shorty (2014)

Drug Lord The Legend of Shorty (2014)

From the producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN and MAN ON WIRE comes the story of Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos, who set out to achieve what the combined forces of the US and Mexican governments had failed to do in thirteen years – to track down Joaquin Guzman, one of the most wanted men in the world. Guzman, known as ‘El Chapo’ or ‘Shorty’ was head of the Sinaloa Cartel, the most powerful drug cartel in history. To some, he was a revolutionary hero and a latter-day Robin Hood, the powerful peasant who looks after his people. To others, he was Public Enemy No. 1, the first since Al Capone, on the run for over a decade. Forbes Magazine has consistently named him one of the richest and most powerful men on earth. The film takes us to a world where few outsiders have ever been, unraveling basic truths behind the “war on drugs” as Angus and Guillermo get closer and closer to perhaps the most dangerous man on Earth.

Genre: Independent, Documentary, Crime


Producer: Simon Chinn, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty

Writer: Angus Macqueen

Cast: Manuel Lebron, Noemi Garcia