Set in the isolated cloud forests of the Northern Andes Mountains, the film is narrated by the founders and children of Junin. They speak about how the village's daily life has been affected by the rich ore deposts discovered in the region. As two invading mining companies have become increasingly brazen in their attempts to infiltrate and control the area, the community must coalesce into a united resistance in order to survive.
Still, some citizens side with the wealth that the companies promise, causing irreparable divisions, pitting friend against friend and father against son. Suddenly, these once-peaceful farmers find themselves thrust into a dangerous world of corruption, splintered households, murder and arson as they fight tenaciously to protect their land and families. A compelling reminder that wealth and poverty cannot always be measured in dollars and cents.