Time seems to move slowly far out on the cracked, dry land of the Bolivian Altiplano, where an elderly Quechua couple, Virginio and Sisa, carry on a humble routine. When their grandson Clever shows up, Virginio quickly sniffs out that he is there just to convince them to move to the city. The fact that the drought has left them without water doesn’t help their case for staying. All the while, Virginio’s heavy breathing betrays his ability to hide what’s ailing him. Suddenly the slow pace of time becomes precious. Will they follow in the steps of other Quechuas and leave their home for the city?