Orphaned Haitian Amabelle Désir works as housemaid for a powerful family in the Dominican Republic.
She?s in love with Sebastian, a migrant Haitian farmer of 'bones' - Dominican sugar canes.
Amabelle and her countrymen are never allowed to forget that although they are useful to the Dominicans, they are merely tolerated and not really welcome in their country.
Amabelle?s mother....Noma Dumezweni
Haitian farmer Kongo's son has been killed by Amabelle?s employer.
His death provokes anger and revolt among the farmers of Bones, and Amabelle is tormented by her love for Sebastian, her lingering grief for her drowned parents and her loyalty to her employer, who mourns the death of her baby son.
Father Romain/Javier/Kongo....Patrick Miller
Amabelle fears for her future as her world begins to disintegrate; Sebastian has been taken away and she must flee for her life
Amabelle has returned to Haiti, a country in turmoil, but is haunted by the drowning of her friend Odette, for which she blames herself.
She still yearns for Sebastian.
Justice of the Peace/Father....Antonio Gil-Martinez
Fr Romain/Man Rapidou/Yves....Patrick Miller
Man Denise....Noma Dumezweni
Amabelle faces the truth that Sebastian will not return and bids goodbye to her old life as she returns to the river to join the dead.
Man Rapidou....Noma Dumezweni
Jeep Driver....Antonio Gil-Martinez
Director Deborah Paige.