It's 1980. Young men, women and children are being brutally killed in a bloody civil war in El Salvador. It's a horrific setting.... but one perfect for Richard Boyle, a sleazy war photojournalist who's career needs a jump start. Armed with his camera, Boyle joins the front lines in an attempt to capture images of the pain and horror. But with each picture he takes, he catches a tragic side of humanity that ignites his long-buried compassion. And he unexpectedly discovers something that will change him forever: his soul.