Vicente Ferrer tells part of the life of a man who chose action as a method to change the world. His determination brought self-respect back to the most underprivileged in the Dalit or Untouchable caste and turned the barren land of Anantapur, a desolate district of India, into a fertile and productive farming landscape.
The story begins with his return to India in 1969, after a forced exile to Spain, where Ferrer had been expelled after provoking the wrath of ruling sectors who had seen in him a serious threat to their vested interests.
Convinced that “Poverty and suffering cannot be grasped, they must be fought”, and with an astonishing humility in someone who was already known worldwide as the saint of Manmad, Vicente Ferrer starts his task again from scratch, aware that there is only one way of doing things: looking forward.
Vicente Ferrer narrates this journey through the eyes of the man, but also through the eyes of his wife, Anne Perry, companion and heiress of the Foundation that bears her husband’s name.