There is no question that members of the Ku Klux Klan would be quite taken aback by the opening claim of scientist Philip Tobias “We are all Africans. I am an African.” And even the most politically correct among us might be puzzled by the words of this lily-white South African professor. But the venerable scientist sets out to share the foundations of his certainty in a narrative that addresses many of the aspects surrounding this issue: differences in skin tone due to melanin, the pitfalls in trying to define human races, a brief overview of human evolution from the African ape-man of 7 million years ago to the recent Homo sapiens of 150.000 thousand years ago, and the sites where important discoveries have been made. The discussion is then taken up by a population geneticist, a specialist in the tale told by DNA, that infallible witness to species mutations. This documentary also looks at an African Jewish community – a real puzzle for anthropologists – and a white Zulu artist who doesn’t hesitate to define himself culturally black, even blacker than his fellow tribespeople.