The distributor plans a theatrical awards qualifying run this year after acquiring Shaul Schwarz’s Berlin-bound Sundance premiere. K5 handles international sales.

Narco Cultura screened in the US Documentary Competition in Park City earlier this month and examines the pop culture influence of the Mexican drug cartels on either side of the US-Mexico border.

Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy produced with Ocean Size Pictures’ Todd Hagopian. Fred Warren and Robin Warren served as executive producers.

Emily Rothschild, director of acquisitions for Cinedigm, negotiated the film deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.