Ricardo was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, inherited by his father who is also called Ricardo. Both have many things in common, but their relationship is distant and cold.
Ricardo, our protagonist, developed an inability to correctly pronounce the letter R and therefore his name. This caused a deep feeling of uncertainty to find his voice that lasted years. After undergoing speech therapy Ricardo feels a strong craving to document his process, so he decides to make this film and little by little to determine what it means for him to find his own voice, all through the cinematographic device.
In this way “The broken R” is presented as a documentary essay where gradually the concept of voice is intertwined with that of identity.