At the dawn of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, a young boy sees the effects of conflict all around him. His father finds an opportunity to create a more exciting station in life, but his mother is terrified of leaving everything she knows. If the family goes to England, she worries that they will lose their identity, or find themselves covering it up in some way. Everywhere they go, it seems as if people are in upheaval and waiting for the next shoe to drop. In Belfast, anything can happen in an instant.