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"Manos Sucias"
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A narrative film depicting the oppression and resilience of the residents of coastal Colombia who live in the crosshairs of the drug trade
Elevator Pitch:

A desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the coast of Colombia. Beneath the waves, they tow a narco-torpedo filled with millions of dollars of cocaine. Together they must brave the war-torn region while navigating the growing tension between them.

This isn't another movie glamorizing the drug trade, it’s a film revealing the realities of the children, fishermen, and families who are forced to be part of this world. We want to captivate viewers through action and suspense, giving them a glimpse into the oft-neglected troubles that plague the people of this region.

Production Team:

Director, Co-Writer: Josef Kubota Wladyka
Co-Writer, Director of Photography: Alan Blanco
Producer: Elena Greenlee
Producer: Márcia Nunes
Co-Producer: Mirlanda Torres Zapata
Advisor: Spike Lee

About the Production:

"In 2010, I went on a journey to the major port cities in Colombia. I was granted special access to Malaga Naval base, where I explored narco-submarines confiscated by the Colombian Navy. What struck me most were the realities of those ensnared by this world. Over the next two years, I returned to the region and listened to their deeply personal accounts of how their lives remain entrenched in the drug trade.

"I arrived in Colombia with a passion for discovering the local stories; I left with an idea for a film that will speak to audiences across the globe." -- Josef Wladyka

Current Status:
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