Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:26pm 01/02/17 | 0 Comments
Like the game it's simply called Wildlands, and is billed as a "companion documentary to the video game". It's an interesting approach for sure, and although there have been quite a few high profile documentaries made about the cocaine trade, Wildlands aims to showcase stories and accounts from all sides.
This feature length documentary explores the real-life stories of key figures, who have been at the centre of the war on drugs from the past thirty years. Viewers will accompany narrator Rusty Young, author of New York Times best-seller, Marching Powder, as he meets the people, who have been involved in shaping the cocaine trade in South America, many of whom are telling their stories for the first time. Travelling from Bolivia, and up through to the United States, he will listen to the fascinating stories of characters from both sides of the law, from the coca farmers, through the drug supply chain, to the Special Forces soldiers fighting the war on drugs – to get a raw snapshot of drug trafficking and production in South America.
It's great to see a publisher branch out like this and not only acknowledge that its games should be about more than killing faceless bad guys, especially when they offer up fictionalised versions of real-world events.