When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia, Nicolas Makletzoff, an officer in the White Army, was forced to flee the country to avoid execution, leaving behind his 13-year-old daughter, Natalia. Eventually ending up in Canada, Nicolas spent the rest of his life trying to find Natalia, but never saw his Russian daughter again.
At the age of 60, Nicolas had another daughter whom he named Natalie. When Natalie was 18, Nicolas died. Now, nearly 40 years after his death, Natalie, who lives in Thunder Bay, ON, wants to fulfill her father’s lifelong dream and discover what happened to Natalia. With Ancestors in the Attic, she journeys to Belarus in search of her half-sister.