We Are Not These Hands follows the chaotic journey of two fifteen year old girls, Moth and Belly. They reside in a dystopian society where filth is abundant, the addiction to consumerism and porn is incessant, and violence is normal. But, they have each other— a relationship bound by struggle, love, and a slew of inside jokes. Their dream is to get “cross the river” to the capitalist society where Belly’s family lives and where an ostensible future exists, but this proves more difficult with every effort. Then, they meet their key to the golden city—Leather, an outcast that has just moved from the capitalist society. As the girls pursue Leather, he takes a liking to them, and the journey veers in unconceivable directions.