Miguel, a successful businessman, evicted by terminal cancer, asks his daughter Elena to return to Ecuador to accompany him in his illness. The relationship between them is cold and tense; She is dedicated to alcohol and drugs, so Miguel asks her to go to her grandfather’s house for a while. Grandfather and uncles, in the old hacienda house they live their physical, economic and social decline, longing for the heyday. There Elena is reunited with Galo, a childhood friend who invites her to participate in a minga for cleaning the irrigation canal. She is impacted by the indigenous culture and the spectacular Andean landscapes, and becomes involved with Galo in the organization of the communities.