Director Sergio Ramírez
Tomás Choc is two days and 150 kilometres away from seeing Lucía, his only living daughter. It has been twenty years since she was kidnapped from their K’iche’ Mayan village by the army during the Guatemalan civil war; she was just three years old then. Tomás has kept a journal of his experience of struggle, resistance and survival, hoping that one day he would be reunited with his daughter and able to give it to her. As this deeply sensitive and beautifully crafted film portrays, a journey of this magnitude must cover a distance that is not merely physical. The use of non-professional actors adds poignancy and veracity to the images, with no overwrought emotion to eclipse their dignity.