Ruben Fierro Sr. had just finished an apprenticeship as a house painter and decorator and was embarking on his new life with his wife Luisa and soon-to-be born daughter. A few years passed and all was well, when the unthinkable happened.
In 1973, Chile underwent a major change of regime and a ruthless military dictator came into power. Many innocent civilians were rounded up as political prisoners. Sadly, Ruben Sr. was one of them… but fortunately he survived. After a very difficult series of years he was eventually freed, but forced into exile and to leave his beloved homeland.