THE HANDS WE CANNOT SEE
Directed by Travis Lee Ratcliff
Executive Producer: Brad Fassbender
Produced by Travis Lee Ratcliff & Brad Fassbender Associate Producer: Andrew Natali
Cinematography John Carmichel IV
Editing & Sound Design: Travis Lee Ratcliff
Music by Sean Muldrow
Colorist: John Carmichael IV
1st AC, Gaffer: Emily Brown
Special thanks to: Rolyn, Emily, & Lorena Garcia, Andrew Natali, Brad Fassbender, Taresa Fassbender, Paul Rush, Bing De La Cruz-Rush, Brody Carmichael, Kathryn Bailey, Michael Benoit, Tom Pinterf, Father Issa and The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal of Matagalpa, Our Generous Subjects: Blanca, Helena, Nieve Diaz, Jugo Diaz, Francisco, Maria and Carlos Perez, Lucio, Felicito Mendoza.
Filmed on the Varicam LT with Angenieux zooms
Every day we take for granted the little luxuries that our global economy offers us. We drink our coffee. We start our day.
All the while, hidden from our view is the enormity of human effort, labor, and heart that has gone in to providing us that luxury.
This separation from the labors and efforts of people just like us, prevents us from thinking about the choices we make as consumers. It prevents us from thinking critically about the important ways our choices affect other people around the planet.
As a result it is often impossible to honor and respect the people who work every day to make those luxuries
available to us.
In our short documentary: "The Hands We Cannot See" we are trying to lift the curtain, even if just for a few minutes.