This enigmatic documentary offers a window into a country where crime pays, Eric Clapton innocent people survive in a state of fear and those in power regard corruption as a way of life.
The testimonies of two women provide the backbone of the film. An unidentified woman tells of being arrested by the police and charged with human trafficking.
There is no evidence of her guilt but she is soon held in a private prison run by a cartel. Her family is asked to pay $5,000 and then $500 a week to keep her alive.
We also hear from Adela Alvardo who is part of a circus family. It is not clear whether there is a connection between the two lives until we discover Adela’s daughter was kidnapped 10 years previously.
She is still missing and assumed to have been a victim of a human trafficking ring.
Both are the victims of a chilling world in this disturbing, experimental work.