In Mozambique, in 1975, the revolutionary government intended to quickly remove all traces of colonialism, including, prostitution.
Prostitutes are taken from cities and taken to the most isolated forests of the country, where they are re-educated and transformed into new women, under guerrilla surveillance.
In the field, corporal punishment and forced labour do not diminish the strength of these women, on the contrary, this contributes towards them getting closer and gaining power. Among the 500 prostitutes placed in these re-education centres we find Margarida, a 16-year old peasant who is a virgin and was arrested by mistake while trying to buy the trousseau for her wedding.
A history of women united in adversity, who, isolated from the world and their children, seek a path toward true democracy.