The documentary gives first-hand accounts of the efforts of the controlling military junta to ethnically cleanse Burma from the Karen minority. The move of the capital to the province rich with ruby mines and teak forest, but within the Karen homeland, has caused an uptick in atrocities against the Karen people with entire villages eradicated. More than 300,000 Karen refugees attempt to survive in a 750 mile-long strip of hostile jungle along the Thai border, where the filmmakers entered Burma illegally to witness this secret genocide and bring to light a forgotten people cut off from humanitarian aid. The film crew traveled to a Karen National Liberation Army camp attempting to bring aid to the Karen people and hold back Burmese forces. The KNLA is practically unfunded, outnumbered by ten to one, and many unarmed, but they dream of returning to the their homeland, being free from brutality, and living a peaceful life.