Though five out of 89 feature films at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival were produced in Latin America, Manos sucias (Dirty Hands) set in Colombia won Best New Narrative Director for Josef Wladyka. In the film, 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 towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their fishing boat. While Jacobo is a seasoned trafficker, young Delio is unprepared for the grim reality.
|Manos sucias director|
|Jarlin Javier Martínez and Cristián James Abvincula|
in a scene from Manos sucias.
|A scene from Manos sucias|
| Manos sucias co-writer/director of photography |
Alan Blanco, actor Cristián James Abvincula,
executive producer Spike Lee, director/co-writer
Josef Wladyka. Courtesy of Getty Images.
Louis Perego Moreno (Tío Louie) is an interactive content producer and educator who for 32 years has owned Skyline Features, a bilingual multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, blacks, women, urban youth and LGBT people. He has trained 1,500 Latino and African American youth over 10 years to produce 70 documentary shorts. For documentary features he was the producer and director of Latina Confessions (2010) and co-producer of American Dreams Deferred (2013) on PBS.