"I want to be alert and feel life."
At the beginning of her career, the young surgeon Vera Kühne courageously decides against the bureaucratic medicine business in Germany and becomes involved with Doctors Without Borders and other aid organisations which take her to crisis areas around the world. Without fear, she treats the victims of civil wars and natural disasters in Sudan, Colombia, Haiti and Macedonia. Until the Federal Armed Forces send her to Afghanistan as a doctor.
Beyond Borders is the story of a self-confident and strong woman and her fight for a small piece of justice in this world.