A Haitian migrant sets out from Brazil and finds himself alone in the Darien Gap jungle, but decides to help a woman he finds who had been left behind on her own. They must face robbers, rainstorms, wild animals, and hunger, witnessing the death of other migrants, but they eventually make it through. He continues on his own to face additional setbacks travelling through Central America and Mexico, eventually getting to the US border, which remains closed to most migrants.