Monn, a mute outcast of a girl, dressed in rags, sparks a great rebellion against an exploitative, oppressive government. In the dark of night, she takes a piece of charcoal and writes on the walls of the shacks the forbidden words—“brotherly love.” The words seep into the hearts of the downtrodden, intimidated people of the kingdom, and they decide to disobey its unfair laws. They strike, protest, march, chant slogans and break into the king’s palace, with children in the lead. Will they manage to make a change, or will the cruel regime crush the rebellion? This is the tale of Monn’s struggle against oppression, humiliation, hunger and cold. She steps forward to help her family and gains freedom and love.