During the 1930s, a diverse group of travelers is forced to trek to Mexicali, encountering racism and unforeseeable threats in the desert.
Arranged to marry a rich man, young Ada is crushed when her true love goes missing at sea during a migration attempt -- until a miracle reunites them.
After an expensive night out, two flatmates get tangled in an overnight misadventure to recover their rent money to pay their dead landlord's daughter.
Thrust from a violent home into a brutal custody center, a teenager learns to navigate a tough new reality and forge unlikely alliances to survive.
A self-trained engineer risks debt, love and reputation in his quest to improve the grueling work conditions of his mother and her weaving community.