One Heart Broken Into Song (1999) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A young girl coming of age (Lily) falls for a young drifter coming of age (Jake). Her father is against the two of them together. She runs off with the drifter. Later, when she learns of his deception, she goes back home to be rejected by her father. She moves in with her mother's brother. After some time, Jake comes back to Mary her. But sorrow falls all around.


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  • The first Nova Scotia dramatic feature to be written and directed by African Canadians and sporting an almost exclusively black cast, One Heart Broken Into Song is a rich poetic and very sensual story of two young lovers Lyla Cromwell (Linette Robinson) and Hank Johnsoun (Rainbow Francks) who escape from rural Nova Scotia during the deepest recesses of the Depression, but the pair struggle to cope with the social problems facing them, only to find a dead end in the legendary village of Africaville...

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