The character Banovic Strahinya is a re-imagining of a traditional medieval epic in which contemporary African migrants take the place of Serbian national heros. Urgent and timeless at the same time, the adaptation raised questions about identity, tradition, race and love.
Strahinya and his wife, Ababuo, both 28, left Ghana at the beginning of the migrant crisis. They managed to reach Germany but were deported back to Belgrade. Serbia may not be Germany, but Strahinya does his best to start a new life. He works hard to secure asylum, trying out as a football player for a local club and working as a volunteer for the Red Cross. The process, however, is lengthy and Ababuo, a passionate woman aspiring to become an actress in London, feels unfulfilled in their life. One night, a new group of Syrian refugees arrive, on their way to Western Europe. One of them is Ali, a charismatic left-wing activist. Ababuo mocks him, but, the very next day, Strahinya discovers that Ababuo is gone. Strahinya sets off along the Balkan migrant route for completely different reasons than anyone else: for love.