Once upon a time there was a beautiful city that was born from the sea. Mambucho is our storyteller and he needs to tell us about his city: what it was, what it's now and what it shall be in the future. He's doing this from the ruins of an old bullring, but there is no one to listen to him. He will introduce us to the stories of the characters who make this city. Maputo is a city in strong economic growth, but is this the busy and modern city that you see on television or the vast expanse of slums surrounding it? Maputo is the metropolitan Africa, cosmos full of life, suffering and hope.