El Manguito is a small village in the inaccessible woodlands of Sierra Maestra in Cuba. Twelve people live there, cut off from the outside world, without electricity supply and drivable roads. Idael, the head of the familiy, his wife Nelcis, his children, friends and brothers. The film accompanies the family in their everyday life. It takes the audience to an unknown world and shows how deeply rooted the socialist system still is in Cuba. A teacher comes to El Manguito five days a week to teach Idaels youngest son. Even in a remote place like this, education is provided for. But many other things seem to be neglected. festivals: Max Ophüls Preis, Dresden, Cologne, Blicke FF a.o.
awards: 3sat SupportingAward – Oberhausen, Filmplus: Special Mention Supporting Award Editing
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended’
- Director Laurentia Genske