Mutha finds an object buried in the sand that looks quite inoffensive: it is an anti-personnel mine. She stops, breathing with difficulty, and asks herself why her life is so intimately linked to that deadly, destructive object. Our protagonist is one of the few women working to find mines and explosive remnants of war in the Western Sahara desert. She is not alone among the fire and the sand. There is a presence by her side that pushes her to keep on searching.