Ethnologist Marie-José Tubiana is 88 years old and has her life ahead of her. But not his. That of young men and women from Darfur parading in his apartment when nothing destined them to end up so far from home and in such large numbers. They come from a region as beautiful as it is bruised, of which we know almost nothing and of which it knows almost everything. His knowledge proves to be an indispensable asset both for their asylum application and for rediscovering their humanity.