When 12-year-old Reshat looks around, he sees the oil fields of Azerbaijan. When he looks up dreamily, he sees pigeons flying to heaven. He misses his father, who died a year ago, and who also loved these birds. Reshat cautiously approaches the best pigeon keeper in the village. Will he teach him to train pigeons? Reshat plays with his friends, visits his father’s grave, looks at old photos with his grandmother and does his homework because his mother tells him to. But he prefers to be with the pigeon keeper. While Reshat is learning all about pigeons, he discovers what he really wants.
The short film is part of the ''Kids on the Silk Road'' series about children living in the ancient Silk Road countries. Simon Lereng Wilmont''s ''The Distant Barking of Dogs'' won the Best First Appearance award at IDFA.