The Blue Hand describes the creative process of an artist who lives in Lisbon when he is creating a series of big pictures, The Silent Music of the Flamenco Singer, inspired in types of flamenco songs which partially show faces. The objective is to try to capture his feelings, thoughts, doubts and impulses from the first line on the white canvas until he signs his work.
Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).
A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.