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A mini drama series about murder, class, sex and deceit set in multi-cultural Barbados. Somerset Moore, white, middle age patriarch of one of the countries oldest families, returns home unexpectedly from an overseas trip. He finds his wife in bed with her black lover. Somerset shoots the lover dead. He calls his friend Garfield Edwards, renowned Barrister and possible future Prime Minster to defend his case. Garfield believes that the case will be a formality as there are no witnesses. Celeste Sobers the dead man’s wife has evidence to prove to the contrary. She wants more than legal justice, she wants money. This is her ticket out of poverty. Somerset pays off Celestine but the money turns Celeste head and greed takes over. Somerset finds himself deeper and deeper into murky waters to preserve his status. Garfield's political career and pride are also at stake. In their own personal lives comes further family complications that cause each character to reflect on the meaning of their lives.

CREATOR BIOS

Project Lead

Menelik Shabazz

Menelik Shabazz is a Barbados-born born multi-award Director/ Producer. He has worked independently or over 35 years in both documentary and fiction. He has produced work for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Shabazz is best known for his acclaimed cult classic Burning An Illusion (1982) which won the Grand Prix at the Amien International Film Festival in 1982. Catch A Fire his BBC drama/doc won the Prized Pieces/National Black Programming Consortium Award (1996/USA). More recently his feature length documentary The Story of Lover’s Rock (2011/UK won the Jury award for Best Documentary at the Trinidad International Film Festival in 2012. The Story of Lover’s Rock became one of the highest-grossing documentaries in UK cinemas in 2011. His current production is Looking For Love (2015/UK), a feature documentary about black love, relationships and sex in the UK.

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