'For the Sake of Haniyeh' is a melancholy family drama which unfolds in the wake of a tragic event. After Captain Olov goes fishing with a crew of fourteen men, he is the only one to return. All the other men drown during the trip. The families of these men hold Olov responsible for their deaths, and rise up in revolt against him. Olov must struggle with his combined feelings of guilt, grief, and acceptance.