HotDocs 2017 - Best International Feature Documentary
Chicago Film Festival 2017 - Gold Hugo "Best International Feature Documentary"
DocsBarcelona 2017 - Latitud Award "Best Iberoamerican Documentary"
DocsMX 2017 - Best "Made in Mexico" Documentary
Zurich Film Festival 2017 - Special Mention of the Jury (Nominated to the Golden Eye)
Málaga Film Festival 2017 - Special Mention of the Jury
Nominated to the Young Eyes Film Award - Dok Leipzig
Nominated to the TRT Documentary Awards (Turkey)
Nominated to the One World Media Awards (UK)
Ale (18) and Rocio’s (13) relationship is faced with the greatest challenge possible when their mother is imprisoned under dubious charges. They have to act as father and mother to their two younger siblings.
Initially they promise to help each other and keep their family together until their mother is released.
But as undocumented Honduran immigrants their right to live, work and study in Mexico was already under threat.
And soon the prison wall that keeps their mother away gives rise to other emotional barriers that prevent the brother and sister from understanding each other.
Just as they start to lose hope the family's life takes an unexpected twist.