The documentary ” Las Manos” (the Hands), is a production by the Art, Culture and Tourism Centre of Lanzarote. It will be projected for free on Saturdays at Jameos del Agua.
Directed by Tenerife-born filmmaker Miguel Morales, it recounts the experiences of those who participated in the construction of the most internationally recognised work by Lanzarote artist César Manrique.
The film transports the viewer back to a time when hands, and not machines, gave form to ideas. Stories that are fun, others not so much, personal situations and everyday encounters with the artist create a touching account. A moving documentary that also shows images and photographs, some of them unpublished, of the island from half a century ago.
The documentary The Hands is, without a doubt, a documentary that is necessary to understand César Manrique’s great work.