Below is a trailer for the Spike Lee-produced Colombian film Manos Sucias (‘Dirty Hands’), the opening-night film at the 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival, which opens tonight (February 10) through February 15. Here’s the full synopsis of the film:
“Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, ‘Jacobo,’ a desperate fisherman and Delio, a naive kid, embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars of cocaine up the Pacific coast of Colombia. While Jacobo is a seasoned trafficker, young Delio is unprepared for the grim reality. Shot entirely on location — in areas that bear the indelible scars of drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare — director Josef Kubota Wladyka establishes a sense of place with meticulous sensitivity, capturing the visceral paradox of incredible vibrancy yet devastating poverty which permeate this war-torn region. Refusing to glamorize the drug trade, Manos Sucias instead offers a rare glimpse of its devastating effects.”
Also at this year’s Toronto Black Film Festival is a tribute to Blaxploitation icon Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson, a “Black Actors in Hollywood, Then and Now” panel with Williamson, Bill Cobbs and Lanette Ware, and a lot more (click here to read our original story about TBFF 2015). In the meantime, the trailer for Manos Sucias is below.
Source: Toronto Black Film Festival