Documentary picked up an Oscar nomination last week.

Cartel Land

Cartel Land, the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated documentary about two vigilante groups who tackle murderous Mexican drug cartels, has topped the doc charts in Argentina, Columbia, Mexico and Paraguay simultaneously on iTunes.

Dogwoof, the film’s international sales agent and UK distributor, launched the film on iTunes on Jan 15 across 17 Latin American countries - including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Columbia, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela.

Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman said: “It was always incredibly important to me that the film reach audiences throughout Latin America, especially Mexico.

“I made Cartel Land to give voice to those trapped by senseless cycles of violence, suffering and corruption. I’m grateful for the response we’ve received thus far and I hope that - through these new distribution channels - we will continue the conversation.”

Daniel Green, home entertainment sales manager at Dogwoof, said the documentary “marks one of our first ventures into Latin America’s digital market”.

Dogwoof acquired Cartel Land for global sales representation after it won the directing award for US documentary and cinematography special jury award for US documentary at Sundance last year. The deal was signed between Dogwoof and A&E IndieFilms, The Documentary Group and Our Time Projects.

The film is executive produced by Kathryn Bigelow.