A desperate mother and anti-guerrilla fighter join forces to save her daughter from FARC. But does she really want to get out…?
What inspires a girl from a peaceful district in the Netherlands to burn all bridges and to join one of the most violent guerrilla movements in the world? This question worries filmmaker Leo de Boer. He goes for a search for Tanja in Colombia. During various journeys which take over a year he gets closer and closer to Tanja. And also closer to the answers to the many questions raised by Tanja’s action. Is she still alive? What happened to her since her diaries were discovered? Where is she now?
We get to know how Tanja was lured into the FARC when she was a student. And how high the price is that she has to pay for it now. Day after day her life is in danger.
And her loved ones; how are they coping with this? De Boer has probing conversations with Tanja’s mother and sister about her. The result is that together they make an ultimate attempt to reach Tanja and stretch out a helping hand.
But does Tanja want to accept this? Can she still accept this?