The compelling story of Joseph Oubelkas (1980) is one of dealing with setbacks and change. About freedom of choice and determination. At the age of 24, Joseph is wrongly convicted of drug trafficking. He receives a 10-year sentence and, as an innocent man, finds himself in a Moroccan jail.
An independent investigation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reveals that there is no evidence whatsoever. Despite his wrongful incarceration and the harsh prison life, Joseph decides to make the most of it. He rationalizes, appreciates the little things, cherishes what he has and converts his sadness, anger and frustration into positive energy. After 1,637 days in prison, he is released: stronger, more positive and more resilient than ever.