|Directed by:||Ernesto Daranas|
|Country & Release Year:||CUBA 2014|
Armando Valdés Freire
|Logline:||“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts” (C.S. LEWIS)|
Directed by Ernesto Daranas
Chala is eleven years old and lives alone with his drug addict mother. He trains fighting dogs for a living, and this world of violence sometimes surfaces when he is at school. Carmela is his sixth grade teacher, for whom the boy feels affection and respect. One day she becomes ill and musts give up the school for several months. The new teacher, unable to understand Chala’s behavior, sends him off to a reeducation school. When Carmela returns, she rebels against this measure and other transformations her class has been subjected to. The relationship between the veteran teacher and the boy grows stronger, but this mutual commitment will jeopardize their continuance at the school.