Sixto is determined that all his family will be well educated. An uneducated farmer, Sixto grows enough corn, coffee, avocados, and bananas for the family’s consumption and enough oranges to sell. Yet two days a week, to make ends meet, he hires himself out as a laborer to large landowners. “Picking oranges is a lot of work for only a little profit,” says Sixto. “We must carry them on our backs all the way to the main road to sell them to wholesalers. I don’t understand why everything I buy gets more and more expensive, but I never get more for my oranges.”

It’s an adventure, it’s awakening, it’s human