Two Mississippi families - one black, one white - confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War II era.
The McAllans and Jacksons have lived as neighbours for years. Both farming families, they understand the hardships of agricultural life. And their country’s economic challenges - this is the 1940s - are tough for them all. But the Jacksons also have to face racism and barriers to improving their lot in life.
Dee Rees’ adaptation of Hilary Jordan’s novel is a film rich in texture and sweep.