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Guatemala, 2018: A young forensic scientist identifies the countless dead of the civil war. When an indigenous woman searches for her husband, the scientist recognizes the dead man in the photo.
During the 36-year civil war, 200,000 people disappeared, most of them Mayan. Decades later, many bodies in mass graves remain unidentified.
When the elderly Mayan lady Nicolasa shows forensic scientist Ernesto a photo of her deceased husband, he believes he recognizes his father, who has been missing for years. At the same time, Ernesto's mother is scheduled to testify in court against her husband's murderers.
"OUR MOTHERS is about these truths of trauma and grief, but also about the struggle to turn these truths into justice." (Mark Reviews Movies)