This tragedy offers a retelling of the plot for "Romeo and Juliet" in a Macedonian setting which looks at both Muslim and Christian viewpoints. Damian, a Christian school teacher, has just come to the Muslim village of Velekorab. There he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Muslim Dzemile who is engaged to a local man, also a Muslim. Dzemile disregards her upbringing and falls passionately in love with Damian. But family traditions and mores pressure and ultimately prevail over Dzemile. In despair she kills herself leaving grief-stricken Damian to aimlessly wander the Macedonian countryside.
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