The film follows Smith's Punk-icon roots in the '70s through the trials of daily life and untimely deaths that have formed her life and art. Smith tells the story of her early days in NYC and the people that were dearest to her, and her political causes. Eleven years in the making, this DVD is a unique and intimate portrait of the renowned singer, songwriter, poet and activist. Smith's unique. Photographer/director Steven Sebring creates a beautiful collage of images, memories and performances illuminating the complexities and capturing the essence of this distinctive, legendary icon.