The film tells about the problems of the Aral Sea. 1 part. The old man dismantles the nets, takes out the fish. The woman dips the baby into the sea. View of the dried up water area of the Aral Sea (removed from the plane). Fishing boats at sea. A woman with children is walking along the shore, leading a goat. The building of the hotel "Kyzyl-Orda" in Kyzyl-Orda. Interview with the head of the expedition "Aral-88" Yu. Reznichenko (sinhr.). The pilot at the helm of the helicopter. Meeting in Kyzyl-Orda. Speech by poet M. Shakhanov at one of the rallies (sinhr.). Opening of the Days of the Aral Sea in the Central House of Writers. Speech by the Hero of the Soviet Union Zh.Kizatov. Newsreels: famine in the Volga region (1921-1922), fishermen fishing. Part 2. Speech by N.A. USSR R. Baglanova in the Central House of Writers during the Days of the Aral Sea (sinhr.). General view of the former water area of the Aral Sea, turned into a desert. View of fishing boats in the sands. View of an abandoned fishing village.