Wrinkled faces depicts the trials of a third world village family. It is a powerful and moving revelation of the effects of poverty on ordinary people. It is centered on the ambitious middle class Isabirye,, who in trying to free himself from poverty sells of his valuables to acquire a visa to find greener pastures abroad. He abandons his wife and two young daughters. Only decades later, he gets arrested, deported, and imprisoned for his part in the underworld deals. What follows is stark bleakness. Out of prison to abject poverty. Isabirye drowns himself into self pity and regret.
Wrinkled faces is a compelling drama of intriguing ideas, observations, and insight about our society. It harps on hankering after success, achievement and materialism. It covers the impact of depression, emptiness, loneliness, meaninglessness, guilt and shame. It tickles us to rethink why we are the way we are.