A young British-born woman of color comes of age while seeking security through marriage. But the false arrest and merciless beating of her boyfriend by police forces a turning point in both their lives. While in prison, Del asks Pat to bring him books on Black history; she reads them first. As she becomes more politically aware, their relationship changes and Pat begins to question her middle-class aspirations and attitudes. She begins shedding her old biases to reclaim her African heritage.
"Everything is recognizable, from the characters to the music to the street scenes"
- WEST INDIAN WORLD
• Grand Prix at the Amiens Film Festival, France, 2007
• Cassie McFarlane won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising New Actress, France, 2007