María returns to bury her mother, her father vanishes her from the wake, in pain, she proposes to Piedad, her childhood love, to leave with her. Esteban returns from the US to discover that his wife Chabela is with another man, so he calls a community assembly to prosecute her in. Toña relives her own pain of the abuse she was victim of in the past and that is now her daughter’s. 3 stories that intertwine in a village of the Mixtec Oaxaca.
Arcángel is a fifty year old peasant facing accelerating vision loss. Before total darkness overtakes him, he needs to find a nursing home for Patrocinia, an elderly woman from his community that is totally dependant on him.
Lalo and Stefanie are two high-school kids living in Brooklyn. Lalo comes from a Mexican immigrant family that struggles financially. His father, formerly a janitor at the World Trade Center, now works at Ground Zero cleaning up debris while his mother tries to make ends meet. Stefanie?s family is Dominican and they moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn after her sister was killed in the attacks. While her mother tries to hold the family together, her father is overwhelmed by the loss and cannot control his anger.
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