Set in a conservative Afghan village, a girls’ school is the setting for a coming-of-age story. Students at the Zabuli School have never known a life without war. And they have never before been allowed into the classroom. But when Razia Jan arrives to open the village’s first-ever girls’ school, we witness the incredible–and sometimes tenuous–bonds that form between students, teachers, village elders, mothers and fathers. The story of the Zabuli School, and all those who bring it to life, unfolds at a time when the political and security situation in Afghanistan is rapidly changing. Twelve years after the US kicked out the Taliban – making it possible for Afghan girls to go back to school– there is a perfect storm on the horizon. The US military is withdrawing at exactly the same moment the Taliban is making a comeback. Already, girls’ schools are under attack. This is a precarious moment in history, because no one is certain about what tomorrow brings.