Angola. Three generations of women in a 25-year long civil war: Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Yara (the granddaughter). Past and present interlace.
Nayola goes in search of her missing husband at the height of the war. Decades later, the country is finally at peace, but Nayola has not returned. Yara has become a rebellious teenager and a subversive rap singer. Afraid the police might arrest her, Lelena tries to contain her granddaughter. One night, a masked intruder breaks into their house, armed with a machete — an encounter like nothing they could have imagined…