In Mali, the expression “aller en aventure” (setting off on an adventure) is widely known: young men are encouraged to spread their wings and leave the country to become a "real" man. Belgian actress Aminata Demba travels to Mali in the footsteps of her deceased father, to discover what drove him to undertake his journeys, before arriving in the Antwerp diamond district in the early 1970s. She discovers Mali, its culture of nomads and the importance of hospitality. Moreover, she meets modern-day migrants and expats in their twenties, expressing dreams and ambitions that are surprisingly recognisable. Her quest leads to harsh confrontations, to enlightening encounters with new migrants and especially to a more personal look at migration today.