Even if you lack money, make sure you have class – this seems to aptly sum up the life motto of Steevens, a young Haitian who is opting for a new look with the addition of some cheap hair extensions in the opening scene. More generally, it also applies to this refreshing low-budget production highlighting the far from whimsical problems of immigrants in Chile, with loose camerawork, an improvised script and random musical inserts.
Steevens may not have much money, he does have a job and a home. It soon becomes clear how precariously balanced his life is when he reaches out to help a childhood friend. Dealing with the newcomer exposes the racist culture at Steevens’ workplace. When Steevens takes a swing at his boss, the media have a field day, dragging him and in his wake the entire Haitian community through the mud. Now Steevens discovers what it means to be on your own as a black man in Santiago.