Andres and his 12-year-old son Pedro live together, but rarely get to see each other. Andres is working hard to make ends meet and Pedro has to look after himself, in a violent neighborhood. However, when Pedro finds himself in trouble, the two have to escape to the city centre of Caracas and go from living two separate lives to having to stay constantly together. This is a father-and-son story slightly out of the ordinary. Venezuelan director Gustavo Rondón Córdova shows the rough areas of the city of Caracas and an even rougher living standard in his debut film La Familia. As criticism of the failing Venezuelan economy and the government's denial, Córdova uses the imbalance between father and son, as a metaphor for the same imbalance that exists among the poor people in Venezuela.