Michael Dominic, 98 mins, USA/Nicaragua, 2019
This is not a “garbage dump film,” though we start in one.
Shot over the course of seven years, 2011-2018 in Nicaragua, Clean Hands is a feature-length fly-on-the-wall documentary which tells the story of the Lopez family surviving against the backdrop of Central America’s largest garbage dump, La Chureca and beyond. It is about family, extreme poverty, the hope and innocence of children, rescue and salvation, and the challenges we all face.
Official Selection, 2019 Cinequest Film Festival (Best Documentary, Jury Award)
Official Selection, 2019 San Diego Latino Film Festival (Best Documentary, Jury Award)
Official Selection, 2019 Chicago Latino Film Festival (Audience Award, Bronze)
2019 New York Latino Film Festival (Best Documentary)