Directed by twenty-three international filmmakers and artists, this omnibus consists of twenty-three contemporary visions of the notorious Socrates' trial. Based on Plato's Apology, divided in chapters, the film follows the story of the first martyr of free speech, through Bulgaria, France, Italy, Chile, Slovenia, Spain, Vermont, Texas, California and New York. The Trial of Socrates is unifying a variety of aesthetics and cinematic styles that are rarely seen side by side. Socrates' character changes from a man to a woman, from young to old, from human to animal. But the common thread to all twenty-three scenes is the search for truth, regardless of the price that is paid to attain it.