The documentary begins with earlier accounts that goes back to Biblical times and sets the stage to tell the story of Haile Selassie I from his childhood days. The film focuses on the various achievements of the Emperor, from reforms in education to the modernization of Ethiopia.
The Emperor's effort to work toward peace in the Horn of Africa and his diplomatic efforts to work toward freedom in not only Ethiopia but in Africa is also showcased. There is also an interview with a Rastafarian who explains what His Imperial Majesty means to Rastafarianism.
On a lighter note, we learn that the Emperor was a fan of various films -- mainly films about history, education and governance. The story concludes with the fall of the Emperor and the coming in to power of Mengistu Hailemariam.