From the 22nd of July the human rights film White Material will be screened in cinemas. Somewhere in Africa, a war-stricken area. Maria Vial is the owner of a coffee plantation, that has been family property for generations. When Arfican rebels attack the country, Maria's ex husband Andre advices her to return to Europe with her son. Maria refuses to leave the plantation before the end of harvest. She hopes the mayor of the neighbouring town will protect her.