Next on POV: The U.S. broadcast premiere of El Velador, a documentary about a guard who, from dusk to dawn, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.
Whether you watch the film on your mobile device, on our website or on television, visit POV’s El Velador companion site to share your reaction, for additional video, including an extended interview with award-winning director Natalia Almada (Al Otro Lado, POV 2005; El General, POV 2009), and for more interactive features.
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