She was shooting a project on the Mayas and traveling throughout all the country of Guatemala with a small crew. When they drove into the Antigua dump to unload some trash, they noticed two children, a brother and a sister living in a large cardboard box inside the dump. This was their home and they didn’t have any parents. And there are other people who lived like this.
If you watch this short film, you will encounter energetic and courageous people, surreal images: through these the filmaker traces the effects of a devastating cataclysm.
The generosity and spirit of so many people living in the most extreme poverty touched me beyond words.
It received a nomination at the 79th Academy Awards and it won prizes in various festivals.