In 1584, a massive group of men, women and children arrive to populate the Chilean Patagonia in the name of the Spanish crown. The ship that delivers them, promises to return with provisions, but they never return. Abandoned in the new world, they barely manage to construct a town under King Felipe’s name. For three years, hunger, sickness, nature and confrontations with the world of the Aonikenk bring death to the population. One man, Tomé Hernández, manages to escape and narrates the dramatic odyssey of the town now known as Puerto Hambre.