The film enphasizes man's unequal battle with the forces of nature. Often it is not possible to choose one' s neighbours. There are people who live near an active volcano and who have lived with its phenomena for a long time. Volcanoes, human beings and time. Modern equipment and technical help on the one hand and the experience of generations on the other. Aquaintance, desperation and the power of faith have always protected Zafferana Etnea in the past.