Stephania is a transvestite born in Nicaragua. As a boy, he was adopted by a couple of Uruguayan leftist activists in the midst of the Sandinista revolution. At the moment, Stephania earns her living watching parked cars in Montevideo. The film follows Stephania in her journey to rediscover her home country, where she was once a son, a brother and a boy who taught literacy and where she now wants to be accepted as the woman she is.
Aldo Garay is an Uruguayan film and television director. He has directed four documentary feature films and one fiction piece. He has been part of the jury of several contests and film festivals. Besides "The New Man" (2015), premiered at the International Film Festival of Berlin, he directed "The Wedding" (2011), selected in more than 20 festivals and awarded at the Bafici, Málaga, Bogota, Trieste, Lima and Havana Festivals; "The Circle" (2008), co-directed with José Pedro Charlo, Best film at the Trieste Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Malaga Film Festival, best film at the Bahía Film Festival; "Near the Clouds" (2006), Best Uruguayan documentary in 2006; "The Wait" (2002) Zabaltegui Official Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, selected for more than 25 festivals, achieving eleven international awards; "My Gringa, an unfinished portrait" (1998).