The lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds collide on Australia’s most controversial national holiday, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the country’s modern façade. April Tucker, a 14-year-old indigenous girl; Sami Ghaznavi, a 17-year-old Persian boy; and Lan, a 19-year-old Chinese woman, are alone, terrified and forced to rethink what they stand for, and what being Australian truly means. Each of them has to make a profound sacrifice and pay a big price to bring about meaningful change.
Their three stories interweave and intersect until they reach a collective climax on "Australia Day", as ordinary people enjoy the cricket and backyard barbeques. On this hot, contentious day, the choice to do the right thing does not come cheaply or easily.