The characters of the film were children when everything was taken away from their parents. This film tells the story of how they survived the Great Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of 1932-33. It also tells the story of British journalist Gareth Jones, whose truthful reports about the Ukrainian tragedy were never heard in the West. How did so many countries show such indifference to other people’s suffering? And how does a society rise back to its feet and become master of its own land? Only the living can rise again.