Two hopeful migrants must make the long, arduous journey across a desolate landscape toward the promise of a better life only to discover their destination may no longer be the place they believed it was.
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?
The pedantic Mr. Atanasoff is constantly irritated by the careless bouzouki playing of the bohemian foreigner living upstairs. He gloats with happiness when the musician loses his beloved instrument, but soon his attitude is about to take an unexpected turn.