Featuring Meryl Streep, this is the story of the incredible life of Danish author Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)–a story just as dramatic as her own fantastic tales. During the documentary the viewers are taken on a journey through the life of Karen Blixen, told by people close to her. Blixen herself contributes through old footage. The directors have been given unique access to photos and letters from private archives, many of which have never been made public before. To complement the rich imagery of this film, additional footage and historical reenactments have been shot on location in Denmark and Kenya. The music consists exclusively of the original lacquer discs Karen Blixen collected throughout her life.