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The Cartel a Must See

The Cartel makes TakePart.com's list of must see education documentaries! Read more at TakePart.com.

Announcing ChoiceMedia.TV -- The Education Reform Homepage

A Project by Bob Bowdon, Director of The Cartel

The Cartel DVD and High-Definition Blu-Ray Disc On Sale Now

Please note there are three versions of the DVD/Blu-Ray disc for sale.
The "Home Edition" has an on-screen notice that says: "FBI Warning: This DVD is not licensed for public exhibition or projection. Criminal penalties will apply...."
By contrast, the K-12 & General Screening editions are licensed for projection to K-12 student groups, and general groups, respectively.

--Home Edition
--Home Edition in Blu-Ray
--K-12 School Edition
--K-12 School Edition in Blu-Ray
--Public Screening Edition
--Public Screening Edition in Blu-Ray

Reps. Tishaura Jones & Scott Dieckhaus on The Cartel

The Cartel praised in Barron's

Gene Epstein of Barron's prefers The Cartel over Waiting for Superman. Read the piece article here.

Extended Cut! Gov. Christie Praises The Cartel

Forbes praises The Cartel

Forbes says Bob Bowdon helped "to set the stage for a year of reform, and a year of reform movies." Read the full article here.

The Daily Caller Interviews Bob Bowdon

Bob talks about the endorsement of the film from NJ Gov. Chris Christie. Read the full interview here.

Bob Bowdon now blogging for the Huffington Post

Read his most recent post here.

Gov. Christie references The Cartel in his education reform proposals

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey recently announced his proposals for drastic changes in New Jersey's education system. He makes a reference to The Cartel in his appeal, which can be found here in PolitickerNJ.com.

Bob Bowdon on Mark Levin radio show

Director Bob Bowdon appeared on the nationally syndicated Mark Levin radio show on Friday, August 27. Click here to listen to the segment.

Bowdon on Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. |

Director Bob Bowdon appeared on Varney & Co. Friday, May 28 to discuss The Cartel:

Clip from Morning Joe

Bob Bowdon appeared on Morning Joe on Tuesday morning, April 27:

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The Cartel Premieres in 12 Major Cities!

APRIL 16 - The Cartel opened in New York and Los Angeles.
APRIL 23 - The Cartel opened in Houston.
APRIL 30 - The Cartel opened in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
MAY 21 - The Cartel opened in Columbus.
Click here for details on the National Release.

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The Cartel Wins Numerous Awards

Best Documentary, PRI Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, 2011 Anthem Film Festival
Best Socially Conscious Film, 2010 Burbank International Film Festival
Audience Award, 2010 Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival
Visionary Award, Audience Award for Best Documentary, 2010 Washington DC Independent Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Documentary, 2009 Jersey Shore Film Festival
Audience Award, 2009 Hoboken International Film Festival
Silver Screen Award, 2009 Nevada Film Festival
Best Full-Length Documentary, 2009 Downbeach Film Festival

Top Reviews of The Cartel

The Indy Star says: "One of 2010's most high-profile reform documentaries, "Waiting for Superman," highlighted the plight of America's public school system. It seemed heavy on pathos but light on real-world solutions. "The Cartel," filmmaker Bob Bowdon's look at American schools -- particularly in New Jersey, where he worked as a TV news reporter -- came out a year earlier. Yet it almost finishes the job." Read more here.

The L.A. Times calls The Cartel "coherent, frequently clever and engaging" in this review.

USA Today notes "The Cartel...takes on the unconscionable failure of New Jersey's public schools" in this review.

Kevin Thomas of the L.A. Times proclaims The Cartel as "a brisk, incisive and mind-boggling - no other phrase will work - exposé" in this rave review.

Kyle Smith of The New York Post calls The Cartel "a revelation" in this review.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough notes: "This is a movie you need to see." Watch it here.

NewJersey.com highlights NJ Gov. Christie's interest in The Cartel here.

Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer praises The Cartel, in this review.

Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle reviews The Cartel here.


The Cartel is a revelation.
- The New York Post
A brisk, incisive and mind-boggling – no other phrase will work – exposé
- Los Angeles Times
The Cartel...takes on the 'unconscionable failure' of New Jersey's public schools.
- USA Today
This is a movie you need to see.
- Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
What Bowdon has brought to light so vividly...applies across the land.
- Chicago Tribune
This movie says it all, and is a must see for any American.
- Philadelphia City Paper