A southern port becomes the center of attention when fisherman Ashur succeeds in capturing the biggest pearl in the region. His fortunes soon sour when dealers and smugglers make it clear that they want the pearl - and will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. After Ashur unintentionally kills a would-be thief, he flees the city with his wife and child. When he hides out in a village, it is not immediately clear if the townsfolk are friends or foes. This exciting drama in a beautiful setting teaches us a lesson in morality, betrayal, and greed.