El valor de la tierra reflects one of the gravest situations currently affecting Mexican rural zones: the erosion of
farming land as a result of the buying and selling of communitarian territory between businesses and rural
workers. For some, the value of the land goes beyond productivity; for others, it is an opportunity for economic
advancement in which work is principally based on the transformation of the earth. Basilio is a rural worker
who lives in Tanil, a settlement in the municipality of Umán in the Yucatan, in which the majority of the rural
workers have already sold their homesteads. Basilio fears that his situation will soon change. This
documentary shows only a fragment of the difficult circumstances which the rural workers live, and asks
important questions about the future of rural zones.