They were boyhood best friends. One black, one white. But they'd grown up and grown apart. Ray, the son of Africville's last schoolmaster, and his brief, shining moment in the '70s as a black activist leader; now he is a jaded lawyer specializing in real estate deals and plea bargains. Ward, the son of a blackballed fisherman, took his own turn in the '70s spotlight as the province's most promising young politician. Today he is a judge who worries more about the state of his prostate than the justice of the state. More than 25 years after they fell in love with the same woman, the two men must face each other again - this time in a courtroom. The explosive trial will force them to revisit the shocking moment of violence that changed both of their lives forever, confront the demons of their pasts and reveal the secrets they've kept hidden, even from themselves.