Yahya (27) lives in a poor district of Tunis with his mother Jamila. Jamila works in a street food shop, earning just enough for them to survive. A few years before, Yahya attempted to cross the Mediterranean but lost his legs in an accident. To help his mother and escape physical and mental pain, Yahya smokes and sells weed in the neighbourhood. One day, a client offers him a ‘rare’ bird in exchange for weed. After a strange encounter with a bearded man, Yahya’s soul transfers to the bird and he goes on an epic journey around the world. The Bird’s Placebo is a modern fable exploring themes of immigration, youth culture and family.