Victoria is a young woman from a Mayan community in Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state.
As an indigenous woman, she faces different challenges in order to survive in a disadvantaged community where gender biased beliefs are commonplace. Nonetheless, Victoria challenges all stereotypes by leading an all-female collective around the ancient tradition of back-strap weaving, enabling women to earn a living. Meanwhile, Arabelle, Victoria’s orphan niece, is growing up. How will Arabelle’s story be embroidered upon the tale Victoria is weaving for her?
A story of women’s rights, indigenous emancipation and a continuous battle to escape poverty.