A revealing journey through slums in India, France, Morocco, New Jersey and Quebec, this film charts the resilience of individuals and a community's ability to adapt to an often inhospitable world. A billion people on our planet live in shantytowns, slums or squats and through the micro-view of their stories comes a unique overview of this world’s macro political and economic issues. It makes the surprising case for slums, and the creativity, inspiration and perseverance of individuals who take possession, erect and bring a city to life in their image. Can slums be considered a viable future option? You may be surprised.