In crisis-ridden eastern Congo, one of the poorest regions on earth, three Europeans are forced to question what it means to help. Raul, a French-Spanish economist, realizes that his project funds are leading his Congolese colleagues into great temptation, putting their study on rebel groups at risk of failing. Peter, from Germany, is struggling to preserve his identity as an aid worker when he reaches retirement age after 30 years in Africa. And the relationship of the young Belgian Anne-Laure is put to the test when her Congolese boyfriend, after a stay in prison, becomes a high-profile regime critic. Deeply personal insights into coexistence and cooperation between Europe and Africa – and the question: how helpful is the help of the West?