On the island of Lesbos, two observers of the refugee crisis—American blog journalist Sophie based in Athens and Mytilini artist and sailor Nikos—take on the rescue of Farid, a young Syrian man trying to escape Turkey and reach contacts in Germany. Sophie, Nikos, and Farid become involved with many ugly aspects of the trafficking experience as they take part in and report on the desperate journey of refugees throughout Europe.
Sophie, Nikos, and Farid reach out to other refugees, to authorities both cooperative and uncooperative, and to each other. What they see on the refugee trail is often exploitative and injurious. What they do to help the unwanted chronicles the humanity of those who can empathize and are willing stand up to victimization.