Filmed in Afghanistan in October through December 2001, the film follows the challenges for surgeon Gino Strada and medical coordinator Kate Rowlands from the European NGO Emergency.
Having joined forces to set up a hospital in Kabul, they saw it shut down by the Taliban.
In October 2001, they decided to re-open the hospital while the city was still under heavy attacks. In their attempts to guarantee medical and humanitarian support to civilian war victims, they become part of the rebuilding of Afghanistan.
The film shows life from the perspective of the Afghan people during this extraordinary time, including the role of international forces and the treatment of Taliban prisoners of war in Northern Alliance jails.