Two brave women from different cultures share the same wish: to change their destiny and break through cultural barriers to reach happiness. Miséria, an Angolan girl, meets Johnny, a Chinese citizen who comes to Angola to build roads. Sofia comes to Angola with her husband Inácio, a former Angolan scholarship student in China, reluctantly leaving their child behind. What does their future hold? How do relations between two countries, imposed by economic issues, impact on people on a personal and interpersonal level.