While editing her last film in Toronto,filmmaker Maria Teresa Larraín Suddenly loses her sight. Battling despair andmisplaced shame, she closes the doors to her past and decides to face her lossalone. However, when her mother dies in Chile she returns to the country sheleft thirty years ago. There, walking the streets of Santiago she meets AndrésAlbornoz aka Bird Man, and finds herself drawn into a new world: that of theblind street vendors of the Alameda, the main avenue of the city. Inspired by theirresilience, challenged by their wisdom, and comforted by their humor, shefinally confronts her fears and steps into her new life.