The people of Fındıklı ,İkizdere and Senoz, three valleys in the Black Sea region, are at a loss about what to do about plans to build dozens of hydroelectric plants in their valleys. They cannot make sense of the fact that their rivers -a lifeline, teacher and inspiration- are to be rented out to private companies to exploit for the next 49 years. The authorities tell them that this is a must, necessary for Turkey’s development and energy independence. Then, they sign the rivers off, and immediately begin construction in Senoz. Trees are cut off, massive water pipes are laid, and as the river goes quiet, it is as if the locals in Senoz slowly begin to expire. In İkizdere, there are those who believe the dams will mean more employment, and then, there are those who are determined to resist this brutal intervention into their lives. Aware of what happened in Senoz and İkizdere, people in Fındıklı begin a determined campaign against the state and its corporations. Over the course of three years, this film follows a few brave people who decide to struggle not only for their own sakes, but also for generations to come.