Those of us who, for one reason or another, have had contact with the beautiful country of Guatemala and get to know its people and some of its recent history, can not let go of it, we can not stop thinking about the substrate of cruelty and injustice that lies beyond its tourist attractions. If we didn't do anything, we would be complicit with those who want to present the country just as a place of recreation, anchored in its eternal spring: picturesque natives, stunning lakes and mountains, breathtaking Mayan temples... It seems as if this territory would not be inhabited by people, of which a majority - indigenous Maya and mestizos – live, to our days, impoverished and marginalized. A population that has suffered for decades the persecution of dictatorships and Governments that perpetuated the meaning of the words “terror”, “abuse” and “oppression”.
We have asked ourselves, what can we do, from the comfort of our home, our stable and secure life, for helping knock down this wall of ignorance? A film that tells about it, for example. Our tools are small, we are far in distance, media do not speak of it. But we know that an image is what makes us believe, that a voice and a word may become etched in our minds forever.
And we hope that this effort may become a small seed.