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Project of the Day: A Personal Look of the Colombian Drug Trade

Project of the Day: A Personal Look of the Colombian Drug Trade

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Manos Sucias
Tweetable Logline:
A narrative film depicting the oppression and resilience of the
residents of coastal Colombia who live in the crosshairs of the drug
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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Kickstarter Page

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