The Mendez family have been living on occupied land in the hills outside Bogotá for 40 years. They can be legally evicted at any time. Every day they walk down to the city to collect scrap materials to sell, and left overs from restaurants to feed their pigs. Victor has been married to Marta for 10 years, but Elvira his mother has never seen her with good eyes. The conflict between these two women forces Victor to take sides and comes in the way of their efforts to earn a living. The threats that a neighbour makes to Victor, will give Elvira another reason to blame Marta for all family’s problems, but Sandra, their youngest daughter will provide another chance to unite the family. Dignity and courage combine in a story about the imposibility of progress and the persistence of dreams for this family of scrap merchants.
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