This is the story of people who have gone past us. There is a place to go: 190 miles S.E. of LA and 129 feet below sea level where they have no running water, no electricity. This is the story of Ken and Lily, of Carol and Wayne, of Mike, Cindy, and Sterling. The film covers four years of their lives. They live below sea level, the place where all the debris, physical and mental, of our times comes to rest and is preserved in the dry desert air. No one can drop lower than this ground and only on this ground, it seems, can people finally see the future. The place looks like the apocalypse and feels like home.
Plot Summary:During a five year period an Italian filmmaker documents the world of down-on-their-luck individuals who live in a Californian desert trying to get by one day at a time. None of them has more than a vehicle, a dog and some clothes.