Former diplomat Carne Ross lost all faith in Western democracy after the Iraq war, feeling that he saw first hand the corruption of power. This documentary sees him travelling the world in search of an alternative way of living, asking himself - is there a better way? For Carne, it turns out to be anarchism, which he thinks offers a solution to the brutalities of capitalism and the dishonesties of democracy. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually leads him to a war-torn Syria where, eight kilometres from the front line with Isis, a remarkable anarchist state has risen like a phoenix from the flames