Cinema City 2009.
A sick and penniless prostitute is constantly raped by the poor residents of a shanty town. She has several children of all ages, who are forced to scavenge for food amongst the trash heaps of the village. A man comes from the city and takes the oldest of the prostitute's children, a ten-year-old boy, to work for him. In order to get the job, the boy has to participate in a contest with other poor children. The man will employ whoever can carry a crippled child - who lost his legs in war - to school on his back. A tough contest takes place and finally, the boy wins.
Best Film, 2008 Flanders International Film Festival
Best Music, 2008 Flanders International Film Festival
Special Prize of the Jury, 2008 San Sebastián International Film Festival