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Documentary about Mexican Drug Cartels comes to Bryan

By:Omar Lewis
BRYAN- The Mexican drug cartel war is becoming one of the deadliest wars in Mexican history with over 40,000 people dead. A documentary on the turmoil is making its way to Bryan this weekend to inform people on of what's happening south of the Texas border in Mexico.  
Charlie Minn, Director of the documentary "8 Murders a Day" said, "40,000 Mexican people have paid the price during this brutal Mexican drug cartel war. 40,000 people that's like wiping out half of Kyle Field for an Aggie football game that's sold out."
For Blinn College Professor, Irma Valdez she knows first hand how the drug cartel wars in Mexico are effecting the place she once called home. She remembers things being a lot different they are now.
"The time that I lived in Monterrey Mexico life was great everything was beautiful," said Valdez.
Charlie Minn, came to Brazos County to inform students on his documentary and the turmoil in Mexico. The film which will debut at the Bryan Premier Theatre this weekend, tells the story of the events happening south of Texas' border in Mexico.
"This film is meant to inform and educate and inform people about a war that is unknown," said Minn.
Irma Valdez tells me the cartel wars are real for her and effect her life greatly. She stills owns a home in Mexico, but hasn't visited in over 2 years.  "This effects me greatly I feel really sad. We don't go to Mexico anymore because we are afraid."
For Charlie Minn he says getting the word out in the Brazos Valley is important to one day finding a solution. "The film gives the innocent people a voice," said Minn. "Their cries need to be heard they've been rudely ignored and overlooked for so long and this film represents them."