Clean Hands


3Below Wed, Mar 13, 2019 1:40 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:Nicaragua
United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Dominic
Producer:Michael Dominic
Music:Zoe Keating
Cinematographer:Michael Dominic
Editor:Alexandra Kristine Smith
Michael Dominic


Four children living in a garbage dump get a chance in life.

At La Chureca, a massive dump in Nicaragua, young Manuel, Zulema, Chico and Edgar wait eagerly for the dump trucks, hoping to find left over food. They work alongside their demanding mother, pulling out any usable discards in order to salvage an existence. Everything they know is this life of extreme poverty until an American philanthropist steps in and buys them a modest home with land to farm. With the kids in school for the first time, can they catch up to their peers, even with the new duties of farming? Can the family handle the demands of this new life, or will old habits pull them apart? Filmed over seven years, this movie captures a family's struggles and growth, betrayals and complications, tears and celebrations.

Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce