In the '40s, during F. Franco's dictatorship, a dam was build in the Navia river. Consequently, the river's flow rised until many villages remained buried under reservoir waters and the whole area became depopulated.
Gradually, a deep-seated social discontent developed among young people living under the political dictatorship, makes that some persons started to occupy the villages and live in the abandoned houses like squatters, looking for an alternative way of life and excluding themselves from "normalized" society, living by farming and breeding as a self-sufficient community.
The use of cannabis, alcohol and harder drugs became rampant. This, coupled with isolation of the area, lack of electricity and harsh weather conditions, began to favor the decline of this utopic community.
The focus of this story is childhood, people that grow up surrounded by an almost allegorical world, disconnected from society, fragile, poetic, in which relationship between humans and nature takes on a predominant value.