Shot over the course of 7 years in Nicaragua, CLEAN HANDS follows the Lopez children who live with their parents on La Chureca, Central America’s largest rubbish dump. A philanthropist builds them a small house in the country with land they can farm, and the kids can attend school for the first time.
But what should be an amazing opportunity for everyone turns into a much more complex tale of love and loss, rescue and salvation. As the family adjusts to their new life, past demons come back to haunt them. Their mother, in particular, struggles to adapt. Relationships that, on the dump, seemed rock solid fray and tear. When things take an unexpected dark turn, their very future as a family appears in jeopardy.
Dir. Michael Dominic - 98min - 2019 - USA
"a tangle of complications and layers...incredibly powerful" Supamodu
Winner 'Best Doc' at New York Latino Film Festival and Cinequest Film Festival.