The film tells about the events of 1932 – 1933 in Kharkiv region. The film collected memories of elderly people who experienced hunger as children. The director with film crew visited every district of that region and recorded more than thirty stories. In the “Millstones” there are no subjective value judgments or conclusions, even the word “famine” is not sounded. The authors believe – minded viewers are able to make conclusions on their own.