Produced in the studio of director Martin Mareček, this short documentary by Prague Film School student Jaroslava Panáková focuses on a group of young people studying in St. Petersburg, who belong to the Chukot ethnic minority from the far north of Russia. Driven by a desire to experience new things, make contacts, educate themselves and travel, the students also wish to maintain their own identity, endeavouring to keep their relationship with the homeland alive. The symbolic leitmotiv for this effort is provided by the rehearsals of a traditional dance, which they aim to perform during an upcoming international festival. The image of a lapwing in flight is the film's essential and repeating metaphor, both at the visual and narrative level. Central to the dance is a poem about a bird which flies out of a narrow valley, crosses it and leaves it behind. Dressed in traditional costumes, we see the students dancing in a circle, as though carried by the wind like birds, their movement leaving behind an impression of something ethereal. The lapwing is also a symbolic representation of any person in a foreign environment, facing the wind, which is both a help and a hindrance. In finally returning to its homeland despite many obstacles, in this case represented by the complications of the modern city, the bird becomes stronger.