Holly is a young widow, trying to keep her family afloat following the untimely death of her husband. In the wake of this trauma, her daughter Betsey undergoes a metamorphosis, refusing food and water, eventually proclaiming visions of an impending apocalypse. While Betsey discovers a sense of faith-inspired purpose through this ordeal, Holly finds herself at a crossroads, struggling to choose between the known and the unknowable.
As a mixed race girl growing up in drug and poverty stricken third ward of New Orleans, Ciera Payton takes in her surroundings and fights hard against becoming yet another statistic. Michael’s Daughter shows Ciera as a woman who is struggling to forgive and heal through the paper-trail relationship with her incarcerated father.