The Past Is Present

The ability to love or be loved can be taken away suddenly by violence. But its return comes much more slowly.

Matilde Ganzardo never thought she’d love or be loved again. Serving her Mayan community as a dedicated doctor in her home village, Matilde was threatened, followed and finally raped and tortured by the Guatemalan military. But after coming to the States as a refugee, Matilde meets a man who just won’t give up on her; no matter how many times she tells him to.