With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, The Visit explores an event that has never in fact occurred - our first encounter with intelligent life from space. Beginning with the simplest of questions - Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? - the film embarks on a journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self-image.