The film tells about the hard life of people living on the islands of the Pskov-Peipsi Lake. The film uses the following filming: students of the Zalitskaya 8-year school run out of school, play in the street, sit on the shore of the lake. The inhabitants of the islands talk about their lives (synchronously). A border boat sails along the lake, checks the documents of the fishermen, inspects the fishing boats. Fishermen fish in the lakes. Life of residents of settlements located on the islands. Service in the temple. Father Nikolay (Guryanov) among the parishioners of the church. Landscapes of lakes.