November 10, 2006
This complex, intricately told story weaves together several stories of people across the globe whose lives are connected in strange ways. A feuding couple struggles to save their marriage on a bus in the Moroccan dessert. A misunderstood and depressed girl in Japan struggles with death, rejection, and the at times faceless existence of life in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. In San Diego, a woman travels to Mexico to attend her son's wedding, bringing with her the children she is babysitting; the return trip proves perilous. And back in Morocco, a goat-herder buys a high-powered rifle to protect his animals from marauding Jackals. We slowly learn that a single, unifying event ties these apparently disparate lives together.