A film about Las Hurdes, an area in western Spain about which Luis Bunuel in 1932 made the feature Las Hurdes, tierra sin pan. In this film Bunuel portrayed the area as a black hell on earth: a land of starvation, disease, dwarves, insane and prematurely-aged women. A land forsaken by God. More than sixty years later, a curse still rests on the film by Bunuel: the local inhabitants still combat the black legend that circulates about their area. A small film crew returns to Las Hurdes in 1999 with a screen and a copy of Bunuel's film. In the local square, the film is shown. We hear wonderful stories of the villagers and see their occasionally fierce reactions to the film.