When the call comes for volunteers to fight off an invasion in the northern part of the country, Nemera Gemechu didn’t have to think twice. He leaves behind, his beautiful wife Dimtu Leta, his family and his birthplace for patriotic duty which could prove to be a one-way ticket. A farmer by trade and appreciated for his courage, skills and good behavior, Nemera finds out actual war is a different narrative. The human suffering in a battle dubbed by the global media as senseless, paranoid and even biblical is vividly described in heartbreaking scenes. Especially, the combatants being once brothers-in-arms, the psychological and emotional traumas are no less painful than the physical anguish. Meanwhile, back in Nemera’s hometown his wife went through emotional turbulence of her own. While she spent sleepless nights over what might befall her husband, the aggressive advances of a local official make life unbearable for her. She suffers silently as any revelation could mean more trouble.