IT’S 1976 IN SOUTH AFRICA.
In the black township of Soweto, Zanele works as a nightclub singer and is plotting against the apartheid government.
Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, has troubles of his own- a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies.
Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last days in Johannesburg burning miles on his beat-up Mustang- until he meets Zanele.
Working in her father’s shop, Meena finds a packet of banned pamphlets.
A series of chance meeting sets off a chain of events- a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a forbidden love and a growing student movement that sweeps across the country like a blazing fire.