El perro del hortelano
Dog in the Manger

Renzo Zanelli

Peru, Comedy/Human Rights, 2010
90 min, HD, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles


Co-Sponsored by the Rainforest Partnership

El perro del hortelano is a comedy about Brus, an indigenous artist, and his efforts to organize his community against the American oil company, Kenny Oil. Searching for answers, Brus joins a local NGO, only to find himself entangled in the subversive work of an American researcher, Angie. As Brus explores the surreal world of volunteers and development experts, he ultimately discovers his own way of bringing strength to his community.


Austin Premiere



Renzo_Zanelli_webA native of Peru and the US, Renzo Zanelli has worked for nearly 10 years as a director of photography, editor, director and producer. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Renzo founded Magic Flute Films, and has incorporated youth education and media projects into his work.


Producer: Annika Beaulieu
Production Companies: Selva Rica
Screenwriters: The Selva Rica Cooperative
Cinematographer: Renzo Zanelli
Editor: Renzo Zanelli
Sound Design: Renzo Zanelli
Music: Chicha Libre, Renzo Zanelli
Cast: Brus Rubio Churay, Annika Beaulieu, Kenny Luna, Rodrigo Carbajal Mas, Valbina Miguel
Print Source: Selva Rica, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Mexican American Cultural Center
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