The epic story of one of the many Sicilian families during the greatest modern migratory movements in recent history. Carmela Carrizzo, a beautiful and courageous woman of 30, and her husband Salvatore farm the land whose “capeddu”, or owner, is the unscrupulous Spanò. This marks the start of a series of tragic events that engulf Carmela as she attempts to find redemption, first in Italy and then in New York, a courageous mother ready to fight to obtain the promised life for herself and her family.