POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Monday, October 06, 2014
Manos Sucias is a narrative feature film about two brothers who embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the Pacific coast of Colombia. A class screening of the film may supplement a global studies, social studies or ethnic studies curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, Manos Sucias will challenge students to think critically about morality and power in a place not governed by the rule of law. Discussion questions and supplementary materials facilitate further research into related topics such as the international drug trade, Colombian history, and poverty and social mobility.