Lonely, isolated and disconnected from his roots, Manolo is an Afro-Cuban man who has reached a low point in his life. But he’ll find new hope after a chance meeting in the community centre where he works. A short film set in Montreal (Tio’tia:ke), Canada, in English, French and Spanish.
Christine Rodriguez is a Montreal writer inspired by her mixed-race heritage and multicultural environment. Fuego is her first short film. Her screenplay Maya Rising is a Second Rounder in the 2021 Austin Film Festival Script Competition. She’s currently part of the WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program.