A journey where the viewer can see Werner Herzog's creative and personal vision which was share with iconic travel writer Bruce Chatwin, the prolific author of 'In Patagonia' and a champion of the nomadic lifestyle.
During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.
When Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life.