In his internationally acclaimed documentary THE FIVE CARDINAL POINTS, director Fridolin Schönwieser charts the journey of Mexican migrants to the U.S. Despite shared experiences of migration, each person has his individual story. “With a deeply human attitude, which is evidence of his love for the protagonists, the director deals with one of the topics of today: migration. The great respect he has for his fantastic protagonists - real masters of their lives - makes it possible for him to get very close to them without exposing them.” (Jury Decision Innsbruck International Film Festival)Tres Valles and Kansas City: Two places that couldn’t be more different, they’re connected through individuals like Maria Esther and Miguel. Both of them left their families and homeland behind for a better future and emigrated from Tres Valles to Kansas City. They live on the outskirts of society, struggling with loneliness and rising unemployment, which hits them as illegal immigrants especially hard. Driven by their dreams, they follow the fifth cardinal point: hope for a better life. Feelings of uprootedness in their lives as migrants, of being lost and between two places accompany them.