Manuel has lived and worked in Europe, America, and Asia. His films have screened internationally, including in Melbourne at the Transitions Film Festival, in Amsterdam at the Fraude Film Festival, in London at the Everyman Theatre, in Minneapolis at the Analytics and Financial Innovation Conference (AXFI), in Zurich at Tech Tuesday, in Shanghai at the Future of Money Conference, or in Tokyo at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce an Industry in Japan (SCCIJ). They have been translated in Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Wade's most recent documentary, Mondays at Racine , about a salon that caters to women with cancer, won 3 festival awards this summer and will be broadcast on HBO later this year. Other projects have included Shelter Dogs , about the animal welfare system and the ethics of euthanasia (winner of 5 awards and broadcast in 7 countries); Born Sweet , about a Cambodian village poisoned by arsenic-laced well water (which received an Honorable Mention at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and 15 other festival awards); and Living the Legacy: The Untold Story of Milton Hershey School , which aired on IFC and Sundance Channel. Prior to her directing career, she was a cameraperson for PBS, HBO/Cinemax, Bravo, AMC, MTV, A&E, Discovery, TNT, Oxygen, LOGO, and The History Channel. Before her work in film, she worked full time for 6 years in homeless shelters in New York City. She currently lives with her husband and 2 daughters in western Massachusetts, where she operates her production company from 2 renovated barns.