Unable to rely on her cash-strapped family to further her education, an ambitious and fiercely independent young woman seeks out a scholarship from a conservative Muslim trust. When she discovers that the money comes with strings attached, her liberal values will be put to the test.

Based on a true story, the film is an exploration of the patriarchal notion of male agency over female bodies, constructed on a systematic theological idea that requires women to cover up, to be ‘more modest, respectful, and acceptable’ by society.