Born in Sudan, kidnapped by slavers and later sold to Federico Marin, a Venetian merchant, Bakhita came to Italy and became the nanny servant of Federico's daughter, Aurora. She is treated as an outcast by the peasants and the other servants due to her African background, but Bakhita is kind and generous to others. She gradually comes closer to God with the help of a kind priest, and embraces the Catholic faith. She requests to join the order of Canossian Sisters, but Marin doesn't want to give her up as his servant. This leads to a moving court case which impacts Bakhita's freedom and ultimate decision to become a nun. Pope John Paul II declared her a saint in the year 2000. (In Italian w/ English or Spanish subtitles).