Su Phan always enjoyed standing on the shore near her Vietnamese village, waiting for her father's ships to come home. When he returned, Su Phan would sing for her father. But their lives are shattered when war comes to Vietnam. Su Phan's father's store is wrecked by government soldiers and he is sent to prison as "an enemy of the people." While bombs fall around them, Su Phan's family struggles to survive. The war lasts for years but still they continue to hope their father will return. Then Su Phan will sing for him.