GEI ONI interweaves a unique love story with the harsh realities of the first wave of Jewish European migration to the Ottoman-ruled Palestine of the 1880's. Having survived a Russian pogrom in which all other members of her family were killed, 17 year-old Fania (in an award-winning debut performance by Tamar Alkan), her infant daughter, her elderly uncle, and her traumatized brother arrive at the port of Jaffa, with a harrowing secret and no means of support. Having no real choice, Fania marries Yechiel, a native Jew and young widower with two small children. Fania and Yechiel set out to his small settlement near Safed, where Yechiel and other daring pioneers are trying to cultivate the barren lands which they bought from local Arabs. Though Fania is burdened by her secret, without sharing it with her husband their marriage can not be consummated and their life together cannot truly begin. On another level, GEI ONI is the story of the beginning of the realization of the Jewish dream to return to the land of Zion in the late 19th century.