Pulse on a String tells the story of a young Syrien man stripped of his native home, Syria. Ali fled to Jordan with his wife and three children because of the war and the violence in his home country. Ali has been living in Kufranjah, Jordan, for five years. Here, he had to start his life again from scratch, without even a job to support himself or his family. Bored, Ali began playing the traditional Arabic stringed instrument, the oud, and discovered he had a special talent - complimented by his beautiful singing voice. People began to hear about Ali and his oud, and he was encouraged to participate in contestes and to begin playing publicly. Between his dedicated practice and Kufranjah's excited word-of-mouth, Ali has found a new path in his Jordanian community, earning an income performing in public restaurants and cafes.