Miao Miao, her brother Xiaolong and Xin Liao are some of the happy kids who live in the Sun Villages created by Mrs. Zhang Shuqin. But in reality they have a heavy past and present to cope with. As the other young dwellers there, they are the offspring of people sentenced to death.
This documentary shows the lives and daily routine of these children and their benefactor over two years. Many of the people sentenced to death leave behind young orphans whom are not taken care of at all by social services, even when their families or relatives cannot afford to do it. Also, these vulnerable children are generally despised and rejected by the rest of the community – and are not eligible for adoption. Because as a famous Chinese proverb says: «tigers do not bear puppies».
Like a Florence Nightingale, one woman, Mrs. Zhang Shuqin, has decided to turn the children’s destiny into her life’s struggle. She has set up ten orphanages to raise them. In these orphanages, called «Sun Villages», everybody works hard to offer the «children of shame» a more positive future.