Facing the consequences of a violent uprooting, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been recording stories, songs, and testimonies of his Ayoreo people since the seventies. In an attempt to preserve fragments of a disappearing culture, Mateo walks across communities in the arid and desolate Paraguayan Chaco region, and registers on cassettes the experiences of other Ayoreo who, like him, were born in the vast forest, free and nomadic, without any contact with white civilization, until religious missionaries forced them to abandon their ancestral territory.
Rosa lives with her family in the middle of São Paulo. Her husband is permanently away on research trips. As a result, she not only has to raise their two daughters alone, but also has to supplement the family's income as an advertising writer. When her mother reveals a long-kept secret to her one day, Rosa's world completely collapses. She decides to break out of her daily routine.
When the old woodcarver Geppetto sets out to create an intricate wooden puppet, something magical happens: the cheeky puppet begins to talk, run and eat like a real live boy. Geppetto calls him Pinocchio and decides to raise him as his son. But Pinocchio soon tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a fantastical world full of imaginative creatures. All the while, he is driven by one powerful, desperate wish: to become a real boy.