This is the story of Katya Schmidt is set in the Deutsche Democratic Republic in the years before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Katya is unwittingly caught up in the Cold War played out on the running tracks of the Olympic Games and must struggle to compete on her own terms and forge her own destiny. "Footprints" is essentially a story of self discovery. Katya's sport is like an extended metaphor of her life. She is always running, pushing herself for other people but finally she runs the race for herself and this is when you know she has chosen the right path in life.