In the heart of the Tibetan expanses, Drolkar and her husband raise sheep, while looking after their three sons. In reaction to the one-child policy imposed by Beijing, she secretly learns about contraception, a taboo practice in this traditional community. 

The meager reserve of condoms that she obtains in a dropper becomes her most precious possession. The day she catches her children playing outside with the “balloons” stolen from under her pillow, Drolkar knows immediately that she will have to face everything: the reproaches of the elders, the weight of tradition, the gaze of men. And a birth to come …

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