MAFI (Film Map of a Country) is a non-profit organization dedicated to documentary recording with the aim of contributing to the audiovisual memory of the country and encouraging social reflection based on images.
Alexa is raising money to have gender reassignment surgery. Bastian is learning to deal with his drag alter ego. Alfonso is a young student from a poor neighborhood who wants to go up in the world. This documentary is a reflection about the body, the city, and the segregation that is exerted upon them. It is a story built from fragments of three friends’ everyday lives that they share on Snapchat.
There is a civil arrest of a teenager, who is accused of stealing a phone. A mob surrounds the young man and some curse and beat him, some defend him. The police don’t show up. Ariel has to decide which side he is on.
The world is in ruins. After a new world war, living conditions have become extreme and humanity has become accustomed to its misery. Anonymous characters, the ants of a society in decline, reflect on the sad and absurd reality of living in decadent times.
Claudia is a transvestite activist during the day. She studies social work at the university, marches on her own, organizes talks, and uses her body to conquer herself. Claudia knows that despite all the years she has put into her career, she will never be able to be a part of any institution, though she says she doesn’t care. She talks constantly about her mother who, unable to read or write, creates her own perceptions of the world. This makes Claudia search for her own interpretations.
Lost at night, Moni wanders through the streets of Santiago where she runs into Lantern Eyes, an imaginary friend from her childhood, who begins to revive her night terrors. She can no longer distinguish reality from dreams, getting lost inside her chaotic and sensorial state of mind.
The land expels and the ocean drowns, departures repeat themselves in every generation. Selva dances within voices and memories in a game that prepares her for the inevitable separation.
During the energy crisis caused by global warming, Gaston invents a new profession: electric man. Riding a bizarre bicycle, he enlightens simple moments in people’s lives. In the desert he is only accompanied by his bedridden mother, for whom he pedals every evening to play her favourite song.