Trabalhando com desenhos a carvão, recortes de papel, animação e teatro, William Kentridge vai além dos temas políticos de seu país, a África do Sul, e chega a assuntos contemporâneos universais. Filmado em Johannesburgo e durante a visita de Kentridge ao Brasil, para a Mostra Africana de Arte Contemporânea, o documentário explora os temas que estimulam seu processo criativo.
Films, drawing, installations, theatre, opera: William Kentridge, one of the most important names in South African contemporary art, easily glides between different media, in a combination of references and techniques that render his work unique. In this documentary, which follows him through Johannesburg and Brazil, he speaks of the impact of the landscape and the social contradictions on his work, and comments on the life of characters like Felix Teitlebaum, his alter ego. Shot in digital video and in highly grainy super-8 stock, in a reference to the author's charcoal drawings, the film shows the setting up of a previously unseen installation featuring virtual fish and a real car, commissioned in 2000 by Associação Cultural Videobrasil for the Contemporary African Art Show in São Paulo.