In a rundown circus on the outskirts of Mexico City, 13 year-old Alma earns a living as a trapeze artist and fire breather. When her fellow performers find out that she is pregnant, Alma is expelled from the circus. She lives on the streets until she meets a troupe of traveling puppeteers that preach the world of God. Alma sees a promise in them, a glimpse of hope. This is the story of a young girl's search for redemption and forgiveness.