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The true story of Hind Husseini's efforts to establish the Dar Al-Tifel institute and orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine and creation of the state of Israel.
Following the death of her mother Miral (Frieda Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire) is sent to the Institute, and is shielded from the troubles of the outside world as she grows up within its walls. However when she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp Miral is quickly awakened to the reality of her peoples struggle. When she falls for political activist, Hani, Miral finds herself torn between the fight for the future of her people and Mama Hinds belief that education is the road to peace.