This script advanced to the final reading stage of the BBC Script Room, 2018

When his girlfriend is killed in a surprise terrorist attack in Yemen, US Navy Seal officer, Jason Adler, is broken. To help him recover from his grief, Jason’s best friend and fellow-navy seal, Sean Pivotty, invites Jason to accompany him to Zimbabwe where he is visiting his fiancé who lives on a large, picturesque farm with her family. Unbeknown to the two friends, a sinister plot to invade white-owned farms illegally is brewing in the sub-Saharan country following a failed constitutional change by the government to change the law to enable it to take away farms legally.

When Porta farm is attacked, Jason finds himself in a battle to save not only his life but that of many. 


This movie casts light on one of the dark moments in recent African history. The story sheds light on the greed and violence that accompanied the under-reported unlawful land-grab that took place in Zimbabwe at the beginning of the 21st century, a development that precipitated the complete ruin of the once prosperous country. This multi-layered story is also a tale of courage, selflessness, and finding meaning and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.

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