The birth of a union branch in a watch-making factory in 1968. This is the first made by the workers of the Medvedkine group and it shows how Suzanne manages to convince the other women working in that factory to regroup, despite the uncooperative union leaders and the management intimidations.
Twenty six people lived together for a year in Dumont D’Urville in Terre Adelie. A full year cycle, from summer to winter, in the cold antarctic continent, lived with overwinterers of the 55th French polar mission, with complete autonomy. All these they endured to ensure scientific programs and sustainability of the permanent base, in a sumptous environment.
Two young women from provincial France, Emma and Thérèse, share the same passion and commitment. As students and then teachers in the prewar Thirties, they ignore convention; they dream of leaving France and raising a child together; they travel to the USSR in the summer of 1935 in quest of the "new woman". Their paths diverge against the background of approaching war.