This fascinating documentary examines the life and work of one of the greatest humanitarians to ever walk the Earth. The motion picture is divided into two sections. The first section portrays Schweitzer's upbringing and childhood in the vivacious and romantic country of Austria. Scenes are recreated using still shots from the life of Schweitzer, in addition to his real-life grandson portraying him as well. The second half of the motion picture portrays what an amazing and caring doctor he was in his adult life. Schweitzer focused his drive and passion towards aiding anyone who needed attention in French Equatorial Africa.