In his documentary feature debut, Gemini-nominated Billy MacLellan returns home to explore his roots. The MacLellan family is large, even by Cape Breton standards- twenty children. As Billy journeys down the family-labyrinth, he soon senses something isn't being told. He has family dynamics working against him. One-on-one private time doesn't happen with MacLellan's. With so many aunts and uncles, not to mention 133 first and second cousins, there are always at least a dozen people around. All twenty children have never been in one spot at one time. With four deaths in three years, the family make a searching and fearless effort to help their nephew piece the past together. Iron-jawed construction workers will be brought to tears. Some honest discussion at the supper-table is long overdue.