The loss of his five-year-old daughter and the prognosis of his own premature death - this was composer Gustav Mahler's summer of 1907. How to go on? By courageously transforming despair into a redemptive masterpiece: The Song of the Earth. Everywhere and Forever, a film by Jason Starr, explores the biographical, cultural and philosophical context of this first-ever "song-symphony". In setting to music ancient Chinese poems about beauty, drunkenness, love and loss, Mahler confronts mortality by unveiling the Earth as the everlasting context of our being.