Born in Apartheid-era South Africa to white Afrikaner parents, she developed the skin colour and facial features of a black African. By the age of ten she had been officially reclassified as 'coloured' and expelled from white society. As well as being cut off from her family and friends, Sandra suffered imprisonment and domestic abuse. However, with the end of Apartheid she tracked down her mother and enjoyed a tearful reunion. This emotional film exposes racism and questions the whole notion of racial identity.