On September 13 2002 a racially motivated murder was commited in Reims, France. Three skinheads hid with the intention of "doing an Arab". Instead they came across Francois Chenu, a self assured gay man who refused to be intimidated. He was beaten unconscious and his body thrown into a nearby pond where he drowned. The murderers were quickly apprehended and bought to trial. Olivier Meyrou documents the trial and subsequent repercussions on the family and how their feelings changed from initial rage to forgiveness. This is a universal film about love and hatred, tolerance and intolerance and above all the human spirit.