the light of my eyes
Soledad Burgos was born in the midst of adversity. The worst part was losing her sight at an early age. Accidentally, her disability provokes her older brother's death and the undaunted hate from a mother that keeps a secret. Life deprived Soledad from one of the most important senses, but in return it gave her a gift: she sings with the perfection that only the best singers in the world can achieve. But her gift is brutally restrained, hidden and emphatically denied by Delfina, her bitter and ambitious mother who does not forgive her for the death of her real son.
Soledad grows up and becomes a beautiful woman who has everyone's recognition as a true artist in spite of Delfina's constant and brutal negative approaches. Vicente's love and recognition, will try to redeem Soledad.
Vicente comes from a very wealthy family and on his own he has built a generous personal fortune, he has bought land and cattle with it. But the young man's passion is a small radio station that his aunt created, the beautiful and rebel Faride Chadid, who Vicente loves and supports without limits. But Vicente's fortune unfortunately attracts a part of his family that's penniless. The young man falls into a trap: Amira Rebeca, Vincent's first cousin, under her mother's influence, seduces Vicente and leads the plan to ambush Vicente and change his life forever.
This accidental fling that took place after a wild night out, is Amira Rebeca's family weapon to force Vicente into marrying her. A family war starts here. Injustice activates fait's force and, on the contrary of what could been foreseen, all that pressure takes Vicente into Soledad's arms and to the experience of real true love. But that love takes place in the midst of adversity for both of them: Vincent had just suffered a harsh accident and Soledad has been distanced from her people and her town because of a singing contest in which the girl participated in spite of everybody's recommendations.
Nothing can avoid the immediate spark between Soledad and Vicente. Sometime later, Delfina finds out that her daughter is pregnant and, to avoid a scene, she looks her up in a convent where single mothers are taken in so they can give their children up for adoption. Delfina agrees to give away Soledad's baby. Without anyone knowing, Soledad's beautiful baby girl is sold to Amira Rebeca. Obviously, Amira, does not know that the baby girl is Soledad's new born baby. The beautiful blind singer is lied to and given a dead baby, another girl's baby from the same convent, assuring her that it her own baby. Vicente and Soledad, bury whom they believe is their child, but they are not able to bury their impossible love, now with Vicente's and Amira's wedding on the way and the birth of his alleged daughter. Soledad returns back to her town with the goal of becoming a well known singer. She has her best friends support and the best musicians in the entire region. With a close look up on the radio station's behalf and consequently by Vicente, Soledad starts to triumph every place she visits. She records an album that increases her fame, because she is the first singer and composer of "porro"- folks music -. In this arduous path of her professional career, Soledad sees Vicente several times, who she rejects in spite of her endless love for him. In order to distance herself from him definitely, Soledad accepts her manager and biggest fan's proposal in marriage, dr. Zarur, who also has his own luggage about a secret abandoned love from when Soledad came into his life. Amira Rebeca has not been able to conquer Vicente's heart. Nor love her daughter either. But she has a guardian angel that shares her secret and unsuccessfully struggles so the girl reveals her true identity, so then life would follow the path it should of have: Doctor Marquez, the only one that knows that she never carried Vicente's child. Marquez secretly loves Amira and thinks that she's a victim of her mother's ambitions and cruelty, who made her make up the fake pregnancy. In spite of Delfina's and Memo's attempts to avoid it, as time passed by , the truth comes out. Amira's daughter is really Soledad's. Finally everything's out in the light and justice is made. Soledad gets her daughter back and her only love as well. The wicked are never forgiven and social and divine justice catch up to them.
BASED ON AN ORIGINAL IDEA BY: ALONSO SÁNCHEZ BAUTE
DEVELOPMENT OF ARGUMENT: ALONSO SÁNCHES BAUTE- JORGE ALI TRIANA - VERONICA TRIANA
LIBRETTOS: GERARDO PINZON - CLAUDIA ROJAS
ASSISTANT OF LIBRETTOS: ANDRÉS CASTRO - JUAN CAMILO VELANDIA
MANAGERS: JORGE ALI TRIANA - FELIPE AGUILAR
DIRECTOR GENERAL: JORGE ALI TRIANA
ASSISTANTS MANAGERS: LUISA OROZCO - LUIZI AGUDELO
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: JHON OJEDA - JUAN CAMILOBENITEZ
SCRIPT: RAQUEL PAZMIÑO - ANDREA BASABE
CASTING DIRECTION: HUMBERTO RIVERA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JUAN DIEGO VILLEGAS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: MADELEINE CONTRERAS
DIRECTOR OF PLANES: IVONNE NIÑO
PRODUCTION MANAGER: JUAN CAMILO LARA
FIELD PRODUCERS: JHON ANGARITA - FERNADO ARANGO
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION: CARLOS GUZMÁN - WILFREDO CRIOLLO
ART DIRECTOR: ANGELICA PEREA
DESIGNER OF SCENERY: RCN TELEVISION
PRODUCER OF ART: EDGAR HERNÁNDEZ
COORDINATOR OF ART: PAULETTE MARCEILLE
AMBIENCE MANAGER: MARIO VARGAZ - JONATAN RUÍZ
PROPERTY MASTER: NESTOR IBAÑEZ
ASSISTANT AMBIENCE: JHON CESAR FONSECA- JAIRO PRADILLA- JEISON VARGAS - ALEJANDRO VIDAL
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER: DORA RINCON - JACKELINE VERA- ANGÉLICA GUTIÉRREZ- LEONILDE OLARTE - ESVETLANA ARCE
COORDINATOR OF MAKEUP: ISLENY AVILA ALFONSO- LINA MARCELA GARCIA
ASSISTANT MAKEUP: DIANA MORENO GARZÓN - LINA GORDILLO - GLORIA HINCAPIE - PATRICIA BELTRÁN
DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉS GUTIÉRREZ- CAMILO YUNIS
GAFFER: JHON GAITÁN - CARLOS TARAJANO
FOCUS PULLER: GUILLERMO ESPINOSA-BRYAN ARREDONDO
DIT: FERNANDO PARRA - ANDRÉS ORTIZ - DANIEL GONZÁLEZ
CAMERAMAN: DIEGO FRADE -WILBERT FLORES .WILMER BAÑOL - LUIS CARDENAS
ASSISTANT CAMERA: OSCAR CORTÉS - TOMÁS RAMÍREZ -JEIMMY TORRES - JUAN DAVID BABATIVA
COORDINATOR OF FLOOR: ARIEL ZAMBRANO - FABIÁN GOMÉZ
ELECTRIC: JORGE MONROY - FIDEL AGUILERA
MAKEUP ARTISTS: ALEJANDRO INFANTE - GUSTAVO DIAZ
ASSISTANT LIGHTS: SEBASTIAN VELANDIA - JHONATAN OQUENDO - LEONARDO RODRIGUEZ - OSWALDO PARDO - SEBASTIAN CAMPO - WILLIAM TRIANA
SOUNDMAN:: LEONEL PEDRAZA - RODRIGO MUNAR
ASSISTANT SOUND: OVER SÁNCHEZ - ORLANDO TEJADA
BOOM OPERATOR: LAIDY MARCELA CORREA- NATALIA REYES
He is Silvino's twin younger brother, who he has always followed, not out of out of fear. At the beginning he falls in love of Romania, but after the girl was raped, his life changes because he loses her trace and after being accused of such horrible act and serving jail time for violation and for the accidental death of "Brisa Quieta's" Mayor, Silvio starts to do everything he can in order to differentiate himself from his twin brother and he even falls in love with Sandrita Daza, the ugliest girl in town, who might be, the only person, who lends him a hand when he is in total disgrace. Nevertheless his twin's brand seems to never end and he threatens him with ending his life. So they arrange a radical meeting where Silvino dies and Silvio's life is transformed, leaving him exonerated of any guilt.
He is the hoodlum of the novel. a young man, very spoiled, emboldened by his mother Mema. He is the typical brainless street bully, cynical, artful and irresponsible, who knows that his crimes are shielded by his family's past social economic position. His cruelty passes the line to sadism, that's why who sees him is disgusted by his acts, and at the same time feared by the entire town. The truth of it all is that he is just his mother's puppet, exhibiting serious emotional voids. His psychological complexity is because his Oedipus complex is bigger than the one his twin has: Silvino is convinced that his masculinity would be feminized if he shows any trace of kindness in the way he acts. For him, violence is the only way to deserve respect, and that’s why it overgrows him and dies as a victim of it.
She is as chauvinist as anyone can be, she differentiates clearly men's from women's functions: men get to do physical labor efforts that protect woman, reason why - in spite of her psychological manipulation - one way or the other she considers them to be superior. If they are bullies and bash type, she admires them even more, and that is some personal traces that she tries to impose on her twin kids. Physically she is fragile and defenseless, but emotionally she is a very manipulative woman, twisted and dramatic: she makes a show out of everything. She is a villain that does everything for money, and she doesn't mind if she has to bully her own family.
On contraire of her two sisters Evangelina and Mema, Faride is a woman of the world who had the guts to leave her house at a young age, right after her father forced her sister to marry the love of her life, Eduardo Bula, Vicente's father. After suffering and living so many things, she feels secure of her acts. She founded a radio station with her nephew, not in order to become rich, but to educate her people, giving them a wider vision of the world and making them value the "Porro" culture and Arab gastronomy. Due to her independent character, she does not believe in anyone, but she is not conflictive. On the contrary, she smiles and flirts all the time, she does her things with such diplomacy that in some cases you might confuse it with sweetness.
Soledad's false mother. She is a villain in every sense of the word. She does not have one scrupulous fiber in her body, apparently caused by the bitterness that her heart keeps originated by two factors: her husband's early passing and since he was the only love she ever had in her life, she never could get over it and her son's death when he was only a child. There is a deep bitterness that Delfina manifests denying everyone else what she lost with her son's and husband's death. Bitter and convinced that life owes her something, she has a brutal and hardened heart that shows how obscure and fearsome a human being can be. Due to all this resentment she carries inside, she is ambitious, merciless and capable of the biggest cruelty.
She is a spoiled brat and a very needy one that thinks that, due to her social position, she deserves it all. She only cares about what others have to say about things, precisely because she criticizes and judges everybody from a very provincial point of view, because her universe does not surpass the society of her small town. She is very critical, but she hates to be criticized, well- She knows that her grandparents founded Brisa Quieta - so she feels she comes from a better family than everybody else. Her constant mistakes and her life experiences wake some sort of emotional intelligence that lead her to fight for harmony and her well being.
Our main character is, over all, a woman that has a very big spirit of freedom. As she was raised isolated from the rest of the world, human conflicts and material concerns, Soledad is a sensual woman, without shame or shyness, who always acts in a natural way. Since she lost her sight at a very early age she hasn't been able to compare herself fiscally with others, instead, she lets her instincts guide her, particularly her sense of smell. As The Little Prince would say, "Pretty is not what you can see with your eyes but what you can feel with your heart": precisely because she is blind, Soledad sees beauty in everything, not only in the things that surround her, but in the people that surround her as well. She sings and dances with great grace and is very talented at it, thanks to "La Negra" and the ""Mulato Lezama", she has been able to develop high professional prestige.
He is an extraordinary charismatic young man, reflexive and with a very calm character, as he grew up without his father (although his grandfather Faud played this role), he has an acute sense of honor and an enormous paternal responsibility, denying his alleged son with Amira Rebeca, her forced wife and first cousin, to follow his same path. He is passionate with his region's culture, particularly "porro", and that's why, along with his aunt Faride, he works at "La Voz del Sinu"", a radio station of their property, that they founded struggling to achieve a dream: Give their town "Brisa Quieta" a voice and be a part of the region's musical history.
Vicente lives an almost impossible love , because he falls in love with Soledad, at the same time he is engaged to his first cousin and is trapped by an alleged pregnancy, a result of a wild night out. While everything related to Amira is a lie, everything related to Soledad is totally true. As a product of an intense love relation, Soledad is now expecting Lucia, Vicente's child and this opens the gate to an intense persecution process, where as an antagonist another young Doctor participates, Dr. Zarur, a very envious man jealous of Faride and Vicente's musical world that surrounds Soledad, the beautiful blind that's the bone of contention.