In the labyrinth of water that makes up Romania's Danube Delta lies Europe's largest wetland, a lost paradise and home to a vast diversity of plants and animals. The most recent arrivals are the horses that over 20 years ago were released to roam free. Their struggle and difficulties are followed through the eyes of Ivan, a village boy, who has developed a powerful bond with the animals. Ironically, as the horses roam wider in search of food and shelter they are beginning to damage the local protected forests.
A controversy has erupted between environmentalists and local authorities who now want the horses to be exterminated.