by Ernest J Gaines.
By Ernest Gaines, dramatised by Richard Cameron.
Set in 1972 , in Louisiana.
A sheriff is summoned to a sugarcane plantation, where he finds one white woman, one dead Cajun farmer and a gathering of old black men, each one toting a shotgun.
He is sure he knows who killed the Cajun, but all the men claim guilt and threaten to provoke a riot at the courthouse should the sheriff try to make an arrest.
In the meantime, they wait for the lynch mob that the dead man's father is sure to launch.
Mathu/Rev Jameson....Oscar James
Luke Will....Kim Wall
Original music written and arranged by Tyndale Thomas.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris.