1949, Viti Levu, Fiji
The Pacific Sugar Company has an iron grip on the lives of its famers. The Indian-Fijian workers spend hot days in the sun, just as their ancestors did, brought to Fiji as indentured servants. Not much has changed over the generations.
Death has become a regular part of their lives. Akbar Khan loses one too many friends to murder and starts to fight back against the shackles of his life.
Ted Chambers, the local white lawyer in Ba Town, fights day after day to help the Indian and native Fijians. The colonial government and nearly every other white person in Fiji don't seem to care if they live or die.
The dangers are great when the two men unite to form the first Fijian farmers' union, to help give the farmers some peace and security.
But hate lives at the heart of power.
And murder is a means to silence any opposition.