El Manguito

Student/Debut Competition
Laurentia Genske
Germany, Cuba
2017
19min
Spanish

El Manguito is a small village in the inaccessible woodlands of Cuba’s Sierra Maestra. Twelve people live there, cut off from the outside world, without electricity and drivable roads. The film follows Idael and his friends and family through their everyday life, including the education of Idael’s youngest son by an outsider who makes the journey to El Manguito five times a week. While education is provided, many other things seem to be neglected. Travel to the unknown world of El Manguito and see how deeply rooted the socialist system is in Cuba.

Projections: 
11.08. Thursday 20:30
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Ute Dilger
Editor: 
Tama Tobias-Macht
Co-editor: 
Laurentia Genske
Scriptwriter: 
Laurentia Genske
Simon Rittmeier
Camera: 
Simon Rittmeier
Sound: 
Robert Keilbar
Production info: 
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
Distribution info: 
Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Ute Dilger, Peter-Welter Platz 2, 50676 Cologne, Germany, Telephone: 004922120189330, Ute.dilger@khm.de, www.khm.de
Festivals: 
63. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
28. Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival Chicago
47. International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte
66. San Sebastian International Film Festival
Awards: 
63. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - German Competition 3sat-Promotional Prize
17. Filmplus, Honorary Mention, Editing Promotional Award, Lange Nacht des Politischen Kurzfilms, Cinémayence Mainz 2017