Based on true events, a coming-of-age/immigration/love story takes us from central 1950's Mexico to Chicago (and a stint in Vietnam). A crooked legal system tried mightily to thwart a young man. Scouts and martial arts figure in his favor, along with family, pluck, honest work and a supernatural drum element. (This is the updated previous winner script "Machismo, Machisma").
A twinned coming-of-age tale of a Chicago girl and a Mexican-Indian boy against hardships and legal injustice, based on many true events, with help on several planes from family, Scouts, and drums of two cultures.