Sana is a young mother struggling to raise her eight-year-old child in war-torn Syria in 2012. Between water outages and power cuts, she decides to take a day off work to go in search of a place to buy a gas cylinder. Along the way, she meets Jalal and his sister Reem, who are also looking for gas, and they agree to share a taxi for the trip. At a checkpoint, the soldiers suspect their driver to be an activist. Fearing arrest, he takes off running, abandoning his passengers in a small village on the outskirts of Damascus. There, Sana discovers that it is normal for people to lose their shadows every day, as if they lose something of themselves once they experience the war.