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After the 2009 student rebellion in Iran, Filmmaker Nahid Persson Sarvestani’s memories were awakened to a time when as a young communist activist she fled after the 1979 Iranian revolution, and left behind her fellow-activist friends and her brother, Rostam, who were imprisoned by the Ayatollah’s regime. Haunted by survivor’s guilt of abandoning them and her brother, who was executed in prison, Nahid confronts her past and begins an emotional quest to find her surviving friends. And when she finds them, she learns about their horrific ordeal in prison, and about her brother’s final days before his execution.