Chala is an 11-year-old boy who has problems at school due to his inappropriate behaviour. Moreover, he also has troubles at home, a place which lacks warmth and security. In his spare time he raises pigeons and takes care of dogs whose owners have forced them into dogfights. When Carmela, a teacher who is the only person that he respects and loves besides his mother, goes on leave, he loses an ally who understands and protects him. Chala ends up in a re-education camp. Carmela returns to school and tries to help him, but this only puts them both in a difficult situation.