By Liza Bear
MANOS SUCIAS is a well-researched, tightly scripted first film co-written and directed by Josef Wladyka which premiered at Tribeca FF 14. In spite of having won the Best New Director Narrative Award, it has taken a year to reach the theaters. A US-Colombia production. Distributor is Pretty Pictures.
Setting the story squarely within the context of dire poverty, lack of opportunity, exploitation and economic necessity, this is a highly suspenseful film about two Afro-Colombian fishermen, estranged brothers. Who set sail on a dangerous journey from Buenaventura, Colombia's largest Pacific Coast port, the hub of the drug trade emporium. Towing a narco-torpedo loaded with 100 kilos of cocaine that they must deliver to Panama, and faced with moral choices on the way.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE
Part 1 of interview with Josef Wladyka was filmed last April in EV by Liza Bear.
Stay tuned for Parts 2 & 3.
Liza Bear is a member of the James Agee Cinema Circle. Check out her other videos and interviews on her Youtube channel, nothingofficial, HERE