Two iconic photographs of conflict shape the course of history and inspire a quest for justice.
This feature-length documentary film traces the life stories, the biographies, of two iconic images—one taken in Panama (1989), the other in Bosnia (1992)—that have led extraordinary existences.
After their initial dissemination in the news, these two photos “grow up” and reappear in other, unexpected spheres of society; they are also, shockingly, subject to institutionalized disappearances. And amidst these twists and turns of the photos’ histories exist two individuals whose lives were forever changed by the events captured on film. To this day, Manuel from Panama and Alma from Bosnia are using the iconic photos in a painful search for justice.