African fashion model Alexandra Cartier (aka Black Beauty) is doing a photo shoot advert for Black Beauty ecological face cream in the desert of Patagonia. When Alexandra is saying her lines, the blazing desert sun momentarily blinds her and she goes into a momentary cosmic hallucinatory state. Her inner vision shows a sound-stage with her as a Late Night talk show host called Karen Roberts, interviewing Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges about Climate change, pandemics, migration and Time.
BLACK BEAUTY is part of a research project of the filmmaker on deep migrations, climate and genetic changes in Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost part of the territory of South America. Having this purpose as a starting point, Grace Ndiritu builds a speculative fiction, where the model Alexandra Cartier talks with the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges about the ecological and pandemic problems of today’s world.