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Clean Hands


The four Lopez children live with their parents on Central America’s largest garbage dump – the only world they have ever known. When a philanthropist hears of their plight and builds them a small house in the country, the kids go to school for the first time and the family escapes the desolation of the dump.
But what should be an amazing opportunity turns into a much more complex tale. Relationships that on the dump seemed rock-solid, fray and tear. When things take an unexpected turn, their very future as a family appears in jeopardy.
Shot over the course of seven years, ‘Clean Hands’ is a multi award-winning account of family, extreme poverty and the hope and innocence of children.

Festival Participation

  • Cinequest Film & VR Festival - 2019
    Best Documentary Feature
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival - 2019
    Best Documentary Feature
  • Columbus International Film Festival - 2019
    Documentary Gold Award
  • Chicago Latino Film Festival - 2019
    Bronze Documentary Audience Award
  • Newport Beach Film Festival - 2019
    Programmer’s Favorite
  • Mammoth Lakes Film Festival - 2019
    Grand Jury Award, International Documentary Feature
  • HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival - 2019
    Best Documentary
  • Salento International Film Festival - 2019
    Special Jury Award
  • New Jersey International Film Festival - 2019
    Honorable Mention Award
  • OFF Cinema International Documentary Film Festival - 2019
    Festival Director’s Prize

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