Knowing Bliss concerns an adopted young Afro-American woman and scholar whose confusion about her bigoted Southern family will not permit her to get on with her life. She blames her white "mother," a successful actress and free spirit who was too caught up with her career to adequately explain her daughter's real roots to her. In an effort to reconcile with her daughter, the mother agrees to accompany her on an unusual anthropological expedition to the Anasazi cliff dwellings in the Southwest. Enduring the hardships of this mystical journey enable the two women to finally know each other and a dark secret from the mother's past is revealed. Lorca Peress directs.