Farming Of Bones, The

By Edwidge Danticat, dramatised by Jackie Kay, and set in the bordering countries of Dominica and Haiti in 1937.

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WH01* Water20061106By Edwidge Danticat, dramatised by Jackie Kay, and set in the bordering countries of Dominica and Haiti in 1937.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....Adjoa Andoh|Valencia....Clara Sanabras|Papa/Pico....Antonio Gil-Martinez|Javier/Kongo....Patrick Miller|Amabelle?s mother....Noma Dumezweni
WH02* Earth20061107Haitian 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.|Amabelle....Adjoa Andoh|Valencia....Clara Sanabras|Papa/Pico....Antonio Gil-Martinez|Father Romain/Javier/Kongo....Patrick Miller|Voice....Noma Dumezweni
WH03* Air20061108Amabelle fears for her future as her world begins to disintegrate; Sebastian has been taken away and she must flee for her life|Amabelle....Adjoa Andoh|Valencia....Clara Sanabras|Papa/Pico/Tibon....Antonio Gil-Martinez|Javier/Kongo/Yves....Patrick Miller|Odette....Noma Dumezweni
WH04* Fire20061109Amabelle 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.|Amabelle....Adjoa Andoh|Voice....Clara Sanabras|Justice of the Peace/Father....Antonio Gil-Martinez|Fr Romain/Man Rapidou/Yves....Patrick Miller|Man Denise....Noma Dumezweni
WH05 LASTReturn20061110Amabelle 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.|Amabelle....Adjoa Andoh|Yves....Patrick Miller|Man Rapidou....Noma Dumezweni|Jeep Driver....Antonio Gil-Martinez|Valencia....Clara Sanabras|Director Deborah Paige.