Ema, 6, lives in Lisbon with her musician father. One day, during a visitation, her mother Vissoka takes Ema without notice to her homeland in Cape Verde. Uprooted, the child is immersed in a mysterious universe. While her father is stepping up efforts to find her, Ema wanders in the heart of the island. This is a film where feelings and nature correlate, over the power of a parent to deprive another from their loved one, making it impossible for the child to choose one over the other.