It is 1988 and in Somalia, whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see the country fall.
Nine-year old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes.
Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station.
Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north.
And as the country is unravelled by civil war, their lives will change forever...