Archive of films Manito / Manito
2001, 78 min
Section: Forum of Independents
Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, USA: fifteen years ago this neighbourhood was dubbed the crack-cocaine capital of the world. Will Manito be able to shake off the past which casts a shadow over the whole neighbourhood and its residents?
Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, USA. Fifteen years ago this neighbourhood was dubbed the crack-cocaine capital of the world. While the drug dealers are gradually disappearing, their unfortunate legacy still casts its shadow over the neighbourhood and its residents. Junior Moreno is an ex-convict struggling to get his life back on track. His younger brother Manito, or Manny, has just graduated as one of the best in his class and is planning to go to college. He is the hope for the future. But on the night of his graduation party, Manito finds himself having to make a decision which will change his life forever.
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents|
|Dir. of Photography:||Didier Gertsch|
|Producer:||Jesse Scolaro, Allen Bain|
|Production:||The 7th Floor|
|Cast:||Franky G., Leo Minaya, Manuel Cabral, Julissa Lopez, Jessica Morales, Héctor Gonzáles, Panchito Gómez|