When a Haitian man leaves his home to go to Chile, he believes that it is his only way to get the financial and physical security that he lacked in his home country. When he arrives, however, he quickly realizes that things are not at all like he thought they would be. After four years of fruitless searching, he decides that his best option is to go to Mexico and look for work there. But the road  to Mexico is fraught with dangers, both natural and man-made. Organized crime and corrupt officials take advantage of him and his fellow migrants at every opportunity and friends die as they pass through natural barriers such as the Darien Gap. Now in Tijuana, he has no means to return to Chile and fears the violence waiting for him in Haiti.