In 1990, when he was arrested by the henchmen of President Hissène Habré, Gali Gatta Ngothé did not give much of his skin. Led to a prison of the terrifying Directorate of Documentation and of security (DDS), he knows that few have managed to escape unscathed, or even alive, from this hell. Power is at bay, weakened by the rebellion attacking it from the north of the country. So, at the orders of a Hissène Habré who is sinking into one-upmanship, the jailers are unleashed.
Between interrogations, their prisoner witnesses the worst horrors: food full of worms, a rotting body, the murder of a enfant under the eyes of his mother… Gali Gatta Ngothé even says that one day he was reduced to trying to drink his urine. But the former kid from Kyadé (South) survives, somehow. And, on December 1, 1990, while Idrss Déby Itno was chasing Hissène Habré from N’Djamena, he discovered that his cell door was open. His torturers have disappeared. He is free again.