A 12-year old girl – Ekah (Faith Fidel) is inspired by the story of the youngest Noble Peace Prize Winner – Malala Yousafzai’s. She is determined to go to school in a village of fisherman where the education of a girl child is considered to be a taboo. Her burning drive and determination to break this old adage gets her embroiled with her father’s – Solomon (Kang Quintus) past experience with girl child education.
Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks on emblems of colonialism. Maria’s workers leave, but she refuses to abandon the plantation, and searches for men to finish harvesting of the coffee.