In this America, a civilian militia - the self proclaimed "Volunteers" - have started tracking any person who is not white, straight and cisgender through a barcoding system. Desperate to escape the escalating violence and oppression, a group of friends try to escape over the border into Canada.
In the not-too-distant future... the one we’re all afraid of...
THE VOLUNTEERS, a rapidly expanding white supremacist hate group, self-polices and terrorizes local communities across the United States. What starts as a glorified neighborhood watch group sanctioned by the increasingly conservative government quickly roils into an unregulated but nevertheless organized civilian militia. Their purpose? To track, control, oppress and drive out anyone who is not white, straight, and Christian. Those not aligned with the dogma of The Volunteers are fleeing the American nightmare. Stationed near the border of Canada, Sarah and her husband, Jarret, activists and conductors for the new Underground Railroad, anxiously await the signal that it is safe to shuttle their friends Zahabiya, a Muslim woman who lost her family in a mosque bombing, and David, her husband, over the border. With The Volunteers growing stronger and more violent every day, this time Sarah and Jarret will be escaping, too.
But it’s been months now, and still no signal has come through. Sarah worries that The Underground has been compromised. When an unplanned rescue mission goes awry, the group goes from hiding in plain sight to wanted targets by The Volunteers. Sarah puts the cabin on lockdown, but with supplies dwindling and The Volunteers closing in on their hideaway, the group knows they need a new plan now.
What’s better? Wait for safe crossing coordinates and risk being found by The Volunteers? Or flee and risk running straight into one of their checkpoints? With each passing hour, the group grows more on-edge as each of them are forced to confront their true identities in this do-or-die moment. Would you run? Would you hide? Self-sacrifice or sacrifice others? There’s just one person who may actually be able to help - he’s the Volunteer the group has chained to the wall in the basement.