Riding through the missions founded by a Jesuit in the 17th century, Maria, a young rodeo instructor, discovers the origins of the devotion towards father Kino. During the rides, Maria learns about the missions founded by father Kino, his geographical, astronomical, agrarian discoveries, how he was the first one to build the ranch system, and also founder of Arizona and friend of the Tohono O’Odham the people of the desert. Maria also reflects on hard realities. Life for Tohono O’Odham is very difficult and the hypothesis of an extension of the wall, which would cut their land into two, is imminent. The desert of the narcos traffic has changed the face of a hard yet wonderful land. The tragedy of the deported and the clandestine is in front of them. Maria and the other riders, following Kino’s steps, tells us the story of the Jesuit, along with the complexity of a contemporary world full of contradictions, taking inspiration from father Kino to go on with hope.
Realização Lia Giovinazzi Beltrami