A Somalian refugee attempting to build a new life in Canada is forced into the streets along with her two daughters in director Helene Klodawsky's intimate family drama. Ayan is a headstrong mother of two who is determined to provide for her family. After fleeing from East Africa with her two teenage daughters Nasrah and Leila, Ayan takes on two jobs in an attempt to provide shelter to her daughters and send money back to Africa for her husband and two sons. While Ayan is confident that she has the endurance needed to accomplish her goal, fate deals her a cruel blow when soaring rent prices and an acute housing shortage force the mother and her daughters out onto the streets. But this isn't the first time that Ayan has lost a home, and as the summer heat flares she retreats to a local hotel room prepared to rebuild her life by whatever means necessary. This is Ayan's most desperate hour, yet her daughter Nasrah seems to be drifting away rather than pulling the family together. By day Ayan works while Nasrah begrudgingly looks after her younger sister Leila. It is then, during the hours that the mother is away, that handsome neighbor Rudy materializes and offers the naïve Nasrah the friendship and understanding that she so desperately longs for. But Rudy is far from the friendly stranger he makes himself out to be, and when a harmless cell phone sets the stage for disaster, desperate mother Ayan will be forced to confront her greatest fear.
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