In this fantastical film, a young girl conjures its story from the lines of a chalk circle. Once upon a time, in 1915, a German saboteur arrived to Manhattan to interrupt the export of American munitions to Britain. He soon found a collaborator in a wayward stevedore who unwittingly led him to a group of labor anarchists. Sabotage soon turned these bedfellows into agents of the other's tragic end. How America entered World War 1 playfully plays out through archival images and the theatrical rendition of lives as they might have been lived.