In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, SA. The Sergeant whose job it is to sort the local people by colou, peers at the boy before he gives his verdict… “If he's white he is not the right sort of white. But if he's black, who can say? I'll give his age as 18, and call him Jimfish. Because he's a real fish out of water, this one is.” So begins the odyssey of Jimfish. His journey through the last years of Apartheid will extend beyond the borders of South Africa to the wider world.