War photographer, Daniel Fisher has returned home to the news of his partner’s pregnancy. Determined not let fatherhood alter his way of life, he begins preparations for an upcoming exhibition and his next overseas assignment. However, as the birth of his child draws near he struggles to keep his rising anxiety hidden.
Meanwhile, South Sudanese refugee, Sebastian Aman has created a safe life in Australia with his wife and child. His peaceful life is disturbed when Dan’s exhibition threatens to display photographs of a massacre that occurred in Sebastian’s home village, 15 years earlier.
When Sebastian approaches Dan with an appeal to not display any images of the massacre, an unlikely friendship develops between the men.
Bonded by their shared trauma, Sebastian introduces Dan to members of a community choir. These survivors of war offer Dan an escape from the anxieties of imminent fatherhood, much to the frustration of his wife.
When Sebastian uncovers among Dan’s photographic archive an image of his daughter, thought to have died in war, the men set about finding her.
Amid the search for the young girl, Dan unearths disturbing details surrounding Sebastian’s past and the startling revelations threaten to destroy both families. Amid the pain, each man must face their painful past in order to regain their salvation.
Hearts and Bones
- a story about hope and the mysterious bonds of family, friendship and fatherhood