Rich elderly Eristo is known all over Tusheti. He owns thousands of sheep and hundreds of horses grazing in the pasture. He is also happy in his family. He has a new, second wife and a daughter of the same age. The only thing is he does not know that both, his wife and daughter are in love with the young shepherd Jamrul and are anxious for his return from the city, where he’s been sent with other shepherds to attend the state course in animal farming. Jamrul returns, but he is no longer an obedient servant of his owner (?). He calls on the servants and the poor peasants to unite in a collective farm and introduce new progressive rules. An enraged Eristo banishes the rebel from his house. Shortly Jamrul rallies the shepherds, forms a shepherds' alliance, and declares a fierce battle against the rich. At the same time, Eristo's daughter also revolts against her father and marries Jamrul against father’s will.The defeated Eristo himself goes to Jamrul and asks him to be enrolled in the collective farm.