The film is set during the Second World War. Ukrainian orphan girl Oksana, rescued from a devastated house, finds her new home and new family in a Bashkir village. Oksana's relationship with her foster brother Yamil and other village kids are far from perfect in the beginning. Day after day the children face wartime hardships together. The film is based on the novella Our Home's Joy by Bashkortostan's national poet Mustai Karim.