Portret: Lien Bothaoffers an intimate portrait of the acclaimed photographer and novelist. Viewers gain access to her ideas and personal environment, and learn about her artistic strategies and the way she sees her work within the South African tradition of art photography. The film starts in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay where Lien talks about her love of Cape fynbos and indigenous birds. She also visits Wonderboom in Pretoria where she grew up and reflects about the influence of those formative years on her art and writing. The doccie also explores her affinity for embroidery and female perspectives.