An uplifting rights-of-passage tale set against the war torn city of Beirut in 1975. A city split in two by opposing factions, East Beirut is Christian controlled and West Beirut is Muslim. All of this has a dramatic effect on the life of Tarek, a teenager at school, and his parents. His father is determined to stay, whilst his mother is desperate to leave. Armed with their Super-8 camera Tarek and his friend Omar run amok in the bombed-out streets of the war torn city. Sometimes they are joined on these dangerous excursions by a beautiful young Christian girl, May. These adventures take them all over the ravaged city, each one adding to their experiences of life.