One may think that Ali is a student from another country visiting Karaganda, Kazakhstan. In fact, Ali is a Kazakh who grew up at an orphanage and differs from other Kazakh people with the color of his skin.
This is a story about a man trying to find his place in this life.
Ali is a Kazakh with black blood in his veins.
Ali was born in a one-parent family in Tashkent in 1991. He grew up with his mother until he was 10. His mother was a saleslady and they could hardly make both ends meet. When Ali turned 10, she decided to go back to Kazakhstan, her homeland.
They headed to a village near Karaganda in hope that their relatives who lived there would help them. However, when they saw the color of Ali's skin, they turned Ali and his mother down.